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  1. Creating Quality PlacesReconnecting parks and communities Peter C. Moe, AICP National Center for Bicycling & Walking

  2. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1985 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  3. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1986 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  4. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1987 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  5. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1988 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  6. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1989 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  7. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1990 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  8. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1991 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  9. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1992 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  10. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1993 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  11. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1994 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  12. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1995 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  13. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1996 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  14. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1997 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  15. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1998 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  16. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1999 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  17. N/A <10% 10%-14% 15-19% 20% Source: Mokdad AH. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2000 (*BMI 30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” woman)

  18. Spot the Pedestrian…

  19. The result? 1955 2002

  20. "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." -W. Edwards Denning

  21. Public Health Policy and Advocacy Land Use & Design Transportation Schools Parks and Recreation Safety & Security

  22. Bicycling & Walking…the trench war with Transportation • 30 years of grassroots advocacy with marginal successes • ISTEA, TEA-21 changed the rules • Process success, but is it real? • You can’t win without partners…. preferably BIG partners • Partners can help elevate your issue

  23. Schools: What have we done to our kids? Rates of obesity among youth have tripled in the last 30 Years.

  24. Decline in Walking, 1977-1995 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey

  25. Ecological Association : TV, Cars and Obesity in the UK BMJ, 1995: 311: 437

  26. Safe Routes to School • Our transportation system has left our kids behind. • Parents, advocates, school officials work together to restore the trip to school.

  27. The California Model • California has one of the highest child pedestrian fatality rates in the United States. Being hit by a car while walking is the second leading cause of death for kids aged 5 to 12 in California. • The Safe Routes to School bill would designate a portion of federal transportation safety funding towards a program that would allow local governments to access funds to improve school area safety. • The Bill was supported by a broad coalition of interests, from transportation safety to environmental and social justice, education and child welfare advocates.

  28. The SRTS Spin… • CDC: Kidswalk to School Guide • National Walk your Child to School Day • Safe Routes to School Demonstration Program

  29. Parks and Recreation Making the Connection • Local access to parks is a necessary component of a healthy community • Elevating public health issues elevates parks and recreation issues • Land managers and health interests must work together to achieve common benefits and goals

  30. The Health Community is coming… • CDC, NPS, USDA-FS • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation • National Program Office • Health Champions • Pathways to Activity • State-level initiatives

  31. Words from the Future Health Czar • “Everybody has parks.” • “Everybody goes there and has fun (& stuff).” • “Can we go outside, now Dad, pleeease?

  32. The Trail’s End… Peter Moe National Center for Bicycling & Walking Washington, DC pete@bikewalk.org www.bikewalk.org CenterLines@topica.com