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Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston hadn’t ridden a bicycle in more than 40 years. But two months after purchasing a silver three-speed Trek, the mayor was rising at 5 a.m. for a ride through his Hyde ...

Active Living in Big Sky CountryYou might expect that rancher-turned-Montana-Governor Brian Schweitzer is comfortable riding the range. But the former soil scientist with a penchant for bolo ties i ...

Architect Tony Bracali became an advocate for skateboarding after skateboarders were banned from Philly’s iconic Love Park in 2002. As a champion of active public spaces, Bracali credits skateboa ...

Bike trails and greenhouse gases. Obesity and global warming. Don’t tell Jim Sayer that bicycling is just a sport. The head of America's largest recreational cycling organization believes bic ...

At first glance, global warming and obesity appear to be disparate issues linked only through the scope of their impact. Please don’t tell that to Dr. Paul Higgins.Dr. Higgins has gained notoriet ...

Since the 1970s, when he was a beekeeper in Bogotá, Colombia, Will Rogers has believed in the connection between people and the environment. Today, as the president of the Trust for Public Land (T ...

Nurse and Volunteer Walk to School Day Coordinator In the Village of Hinsdale, Illinois, a small town on the outskirts of Chicago, most children live within a mile of their school. Maryann Roma ...

Co-founder, Latino Urban ForumIn Latino communities, streets play an important role for purposes other than driving. They function as plazas and gathering places, and immigrants retrofit their hous ...

Democratic Junior Senator of Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) was first impressed by the impact of the built environment on public health while working as a community organizer in the mid-198 ...

Director of Santa Ana Parks, Recreation and Community Service Agency“A lot of families don’t have the means to do a lot of recreation activities or be part of 24 Hour Fitness,” says Gerardo M ...

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