Physical Activity and the Built Environment

Related Resources

Browse our library of materials and external links for childhood obesity as it relates to physical activity and the built environment.

Please note that, while some of these materials are available for immediate download, there may be some secure items for which you must request access.

Active Living Research

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

Active Transportation Alliance

http://www.activetrans.org

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets

America Walks

http://americawalks.org/advocates/

Resources for walking advocates including best practices and tips.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

Better Blocks

http://www.activetrans.org/betterblocks

Provides resources to block clubs and community groups to make neighborhoods safer for walking and biking.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

Blueprint—Physical Activity and the Built Environment Section

Physical Activity and the Built Environment chapter in Blueprint.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Blueprint, General Resources

Chamber of Commerce

http://www.chicagolandchamber.org/wdk_cc/

Check the membership listing for local Chamber of Commerce Chapters. (312) 494-6700.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

Chicago Bicycle Program

http://chicagocompletestreets.org

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets

Chicago Crosswalk Enforcement Campaign

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/ped/svcs/crosswalk_enforcementinitiatives.html

A schedule of targeted enforcement.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

Chicago Department of Transportation

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot.html

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets

Chicago Park District

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets

Chicago Pedestrian Plan

http://chicagopedestrianplan.org

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

Chicago Pedestrian Safety Campaign

http://www.chicagopedsafety.org

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets

Chicago Police Department Website

https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath

The CPD website is designed to provide general information about the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS). You will also find information on how you can make your neighborhood a safer, more enjoyable place to live.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity, Schools, Policy and Advocacy

Related Topics: Safe Streets

Chicago Transit Authority

http://www.transitchicago.com

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets

City of Chicago’s Bicycling Ambassadors

http://www.bicyclingambassadors.org

Provides free bike safety education during the summer. (312) 744-8147

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

Cure Violence

http://cureviolence.org

Provides resources for addressing violence in Chicago communities. 1-866-TO-CEASE

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

Designing for Active Living

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

Designing to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

Find your Alderman, Representative, Beat/CAPS meeting, etc.

http://chicago.legistar.com/People.aspx

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity, Policy and Advocacy

Related Topics: Walkability

Google Maps

http://maps.google.com

View and print maps of the walking area.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

Green Net Chicago

http://www.greennetchicago.org

(773) 251-7515

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

Illinois Crash Information

http://www.dot.state.il.us/trafficsafety/crashreports.html

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

Local Presentation—Measuring Community Walkability for Children (Metzger)

Presentation from Sept 2004 QM by Jan Metzger/Center for Neighborhood Technology.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Local Presentation—Safety and Built Environment Relationship to Children’s PhysAct (Mason)

Presentation from Sept 2006 QM by Maryann Mason/Kathy Christoffel/Xingyou Zhang.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets

http://www.dot.gov/mayors-challenge

The USDOT is challenging mayors and local elected officials to take significant action to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities in 2015.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

National Traffic Statistics

http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: National Resources, Local Research, Safe Streets, Walkability

Neighbor Space

http://www.neighbor-space.org

(312) 431-9406

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

PABEIG Community Event Agenda

Building a Healthy Rogers Park – Community Event Agenda

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

PlayStreets! 2015 North Region Community Partner RFP

For summer 2015, over 150 PlayStreets! events will take place across Chicago, at least 75 of which will occur in the City’s north region. These events will be implemented by community-based organizations in 14 target communities. Gads Hill Center is seeking partners to serve neighborhoods where it has not yet established partnerships for this project.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

PlayStreets! 2015 South Region Community Partner RFP

For summer 2015, over 150 PlayStreets! events will take place across Chicago. These events will be implemented by community-based organizations in 14 target communities. Active Trans is seeking South Region partners to serve neighborhoods where it has not yet established partnerships for this project.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

QM Keynote – Built Environment and Obesity/Gustat

Keynote from Sept 2007 QM by Jeannette Gustat/Tulane University.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

QM Keynote – Contributions of Public Parks to Physical Activity and Health/Floyd

Keynote from June 2010 QM by Myron Floyd/North Carolina State University.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

QM Keynote – June 2015 – Equitable Planning for Transforming Communities – Bokde

The June, 2015 Quarterly Meeting focused on transforming land to create physical activity space. The keynote presentation by Alina Bokde, Executive Director LA Neighborhood Land Trust, highlighted the challenges, strategies and successes of working to build activity space in urban Los Angeles.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Quarterly Meeting

QM Keynote—New York State’s Approach to Fighting Childhood Obesity (Dennison)

Keynote from June 2006 QM by Barbara Dennison/New York State Health Department.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Food Access, Quarterly Meeting

QM Keynote—New York State’s Approach to Fighting Childhood Obesity (Dennison)

Keynote from June 2006 QM by Barbara Dennison/New York State Health Department.

Related Interest Group(s): Food and Beverage, Physical Activity

Related Topics: Food Access, Quarterly Meeting

Safe Routes Ambassadors of Chicago

http://www.saferoutesambassadors.org

Provides free, in-class pedestrian and bicycle safety education to schools. (312) 744-3019

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

Safe Routes to School

http://www.saferoutesinfo.org

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets

Streetsblog

http://www.streetsblog.org

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets

Walking and Bicycling Resources

http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/mobility/walking-and-bicycling

View and print maps of the walking area.

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability

Walking and Bicycling Safety

http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/mobility/walking-and-bicycling/safety

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Safe Streets, Walkability

Walking Information

http://www.walkinginfo.org/library/details.cfm?id=12

Related Interest Group(s): Physical Activity

Related Topics: Walkability