Resources for Creating Healthy, Active

Communities


Kansas Specific Resources

KanBike Walk, KanBikeWalk is a non-profit, statewide organization whose mission is to promote a safe bicycling and walking environment for Kansans through education and advocacy.

Healthy Kansas Communities Assessment and Planning Tool
 

National Resources

AmericaWalks, Boston, MA: 617-367-1170; A coalition of ~50 local and regional pedestrian advocacy groups nationwide.

Bikes Belong Coalition, Ltd., Brookline, MA: 617-734-2800; Coalition of bicycle industry supporters of more livable community efforts.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, A site with tons of current data on health and physical activity, and promotional resources.

Complete Streets, Washington DC: 202-207-3355; National campaign to have all road accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, & transit as well as cars.

League of American Bicyclists, Washington, DC: 202-822-1333; National advocacy group advancing the Bike Friendly Communities program.

Local Government Commission, Sacramento, CA: 916-448-1198; Huge library of practical planning and transportation guides, e.g. "Real Towns."

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Chapel Hill, NC; Technical support, including walkability and bike-ability checklists & facility design guides.

Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance, a program of the National Park Service; Provides technical support on trails and greenways.

Safe Routes to School Program, Tons of information on organizing an event, launching an SRTS program, &Walk to School day national event registry.

Surface Transportation Policy Project, Washington, DC: 202-466-2636; Publishes Mean Streets (loaded with pedestrian data).

Victoria Transportation Policy Institute, Victoria, BC; A definitive transport policy resource with data supporting economic & environmental benefits of bike/ped.

Walkable Communities, Inc., High Springs, FL; The website of Dan Burden, one of the nationís leading experts on walkable community design.