Check out the latest news from PedNet:
- City Council Responds to Active Transportation Questions
- Tuesday April 2nd is Election Day. Candidates for the mayoral, Third Ward and Fourth Ward seats respond to PedNet's questions about their stance on active transportation.
- Christy Welliver Fundraiser
- Friends and family of Christy are raising money to beautify the main entrance to Stephens Lake Park off of Old Hwy 63 in Christy’s honor. Funds will be used to landscape the area between the parking lot and the lake as well as to install a bronze plaque commemorating Christy and her important role in our community.
- Parting Thoughts: "All-Red" Signal Phases, Traffic Demand Management, and VMT Reductions
- Ian Thomas discusses traffic management and other transportation strategies.
- Better Transportation Options=Healthier Lives
- December, 2012
According to a new report from the New Public Health National Prevention Strategy series, "walkable, bikable, and transit oriented communities are associated with healthier populations that have more physical activity, lower body weights, lower rates of traffic injuries, less air pollution, and improved mobility for non-drivers." ‘Better Transportation Options=Healthier Lives’ is part of a visual series from the New Public Health (NPH) National Prevention Strategy series that explores the impacts of transportation on health and communities.
- PATH: Getting to know your neighbors can improve your health
- November, 2012
PATH, Positive Action for Today’s Health, a study conducted by the University of South Carolina used social marketing to invite three communities to get to know their neighbors in hopes of improving their health. Once people familiarized themselves with their fellow citizens, they were more inclined to exercise by walking around the neighborhood. Learn how they brought the community together for health.
- PedNet Board Votes to Support Construction of Grindstone Trail
- October 24, 2012
At its quarterly meeting this evening, the PedNet Coalition Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the construction of the Grindstone Trail and to recommend using allocated funds to construct non-controversial segments of this trail. A public statement was released - detailing the Board’s specific position on this trail and its general position on trail construction in cases of neighborhood opposition.
- Almost 5% of Columbia Workers Walk to Work
A recent survey shows that about one in every twenty employees in Columbia, MO walks to work – almost double the national average – and 1.2% commutes by bicycle. However, commuting by transit in Columbia is low by state and national standards.