Resources for Creating Healthy, Active
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.
Active Living by Design, program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC; Extensive on-line 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.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC; Great help for trails advocates, including research supporting the benefits of trails.
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.