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Active Living Research: Promoting Active Living in Rural Communities

This brief summarizes current research on elements of the rural built environment that may be related to obesity or physical activity. Much of this research is qualitative in nature, including evidence and conclusions drawn from rural focus groups, PhotoVoice studies, policy statements, observations from the field, and lessons learned from rural active living interventions.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, Recreation & Health, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Active Living Research: The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools

The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools assess the physical environment features and amenities, town characteristics, community programs, and policies that can affect physical activity among residents in rural communities. This tool is suitable for both practitioners and researchers. The tools include a RALA Codebook that provides users with a practical and simple guide for implementing the tool in rural communities across the U.S.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, data collection, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans

This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or pedestrian master plan. Data for this guide was developed from literature review, case study interviews, and input from staff at Alta Planning + Design.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:master plan, transportation master plan, pedestrian master plan, bicycle master plan, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, active transportation, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, planning
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Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Essentials of Bike Parking

Alta and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals prepared Essentials of Bike Parking for people planning to purchase or install bike parking fixtures on a limited scale.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, bicycle-friendly business, active transportation
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Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Innovation in Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts White Paper

This paper outlines the challenges that many communities face with conventional pen and paper count programs. It then identifies many new technologies that can automate, simplify, and expedite the collection of bicycle and pedestrian data.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, active transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, data collection
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Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Small Town and Rural Planning Multimodal Networks Webinar

This webinar discussed the creation and implementation of small town and rural mutimodal transportation networks.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:educational resource
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:planning, transportation, rural community
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Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Policy Guides & Frameworks

The American Planning Association's (APA) policy guides represent the collective thinking of our members on positions of both principle and practice. They represent APA's official position on issues central to building communities of lasting value. Topics include: Climate Change, Energy, Hazard Mitigation, Sustainability, Housing, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:planning, aging & elderly, homeless, development & smart growth, heritage & historic preservation, housing & real estate, infrastructure & communications, land use & zoning, redevelopment & revitalization, community & public health, disaster preparedness & emergency response, health & health care, agriculture & food systems, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Special Populations, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:aging, aging in place, planning, clean energy, climate change, environmental quality, food systems, energy efficiency, energy, waste management, housing, hazard mitigation, health, historic preservation, homelessness, redevelopment, security, smart growth, development, transportation, water
Telephone:202-872-0611
Link:webpage

Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc.

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc. is a non-profit private foundation established by Blue Cross of Idaho. This foundation provides money for planning and projects that encourage active living (e.g. biking).


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization, funding resource
Subtopic:collaboration & community engagement, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, infrastructure & communications, health & health care, active transportation & recreation, environmental health & quality, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:active transportation, active living, health, health care, bicycle-friendly community, planning, transportation, funding
Telephone:208-387-6817
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Transportation: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former divided highways


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, funding resource
Subtopic:rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, planning, active transportation & recreation, trails, transportation, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:transportation, rural tourism, funding, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle master plan, bicycle transportation, walking, walkable community, transportation plan, transit, pedestrian, trail, planning, transportation planning, infrastructure
Telephone:202-366-4000
Link:webpage

Health Impact Assessment

The Centers for Disease Control Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool that can help communities, decision makers, and practitioners make choices that improve public health through community design. HIA is a process that helps evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, project, or policy before it is built or implemented. HIA brings potential positive and negative public health impacts and considerations to the decision-making process for plans, projects, and policies that fall outside traditional public health arenas, such as transportation and land use. An HIA provides practical recommendations to increase positive health effects and minimize negative health effects. HIA toolkits are available for transportation projects as well as parks and trails.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, recreation, planning, transportation, assessment & evaluation, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:health, planning, trail, park, outdoor recreation
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Link:webpage