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Local Resources

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s blog is a great resource for news on bicycling and active transportation issues in the region. Here you can find information about new bike lanes, what Safe Routes Philly is up to, and a host of bicycling and active transportation resources.

 The Circuit is a 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. To date 300+ miles have been built.

Explore the map to see where the Circuit can take you! Questions? Contact trails@bicyclecoalition.org.

 

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats – childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW) is a youth development organization serving youth from ages 8 to 18. NBW is located in West Philadelphia on the Penn Campus, and operates a retail shop in North Philadelphia near Temple University. Check out their website for more information. Since 1996, NBW has offered classes on bike repair & bike safety after school, on weekends, and in the summer. By completing the classes and fixing up used bikes donated by the community, students can earn a bike for themselves with a helmet and a lock.

nrgBalance (short for “energy balance”) is a health promotion brand developed by the Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital (Center). nrgBalance provides school and community health leaders with resources and programs to encourage youth and their families to eat healthy and be active.

 

PA Walks and Bikes is the voice for pedestrians and cyclists across the state of Pennsylvania.

 

 

The Safe Routes to School Resource Center is our state level Safe Routes to School clearing house for encouragement, promotion and support for Safe Routes to School activities. The Resource center offers curriculum and videos geared towards the 3rd and 6th grade audience in addition to trainings and funding opportunities.

 

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health serves the public to ensure healthy living, reduce health risks, promote healthy choices, educate the community, and advance the most up-to-date knowledge.

 

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation serves the public by providing activities, facilities, and programs to keep youth and adults living active and healthy lives.

 

The Philadelphia Police Athletic League is a non-profit corporation focused on “cops helping kids”.  Philly PAL is comprised of 27 centers across Philadelphia serving 26,000 youngsters both male and female. Each center is supervised by Philadelphia Police Officers who are assigned full-time to direct activities and oversee the young people. Programs include sport, educational and cultural opportunities.

Safe Kids Pennsylvania is a great resource with childhood injury prevention information and curriculum. This organization also sponsors activities targeted to regional needs across the Commonwealth.

National Resources

National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school, and strives to equip Safe Routes Philly and other similar programs nationwide with the knowledge and technical information to implement safe and successful strategies.

 

Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a network of more than 500 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools and professionals working together to advance the Safe Routes to School Movement in the U.S.

 

 

The League of American Bicyclists’ mission is to to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

The mission of the Alliance for Biking and Walking is to create, strengthen, and unite state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations throughout North America.

 

 

The National Complete Streets Coalition seeks to fundamentally transform the look, feel, and function of the roads and streets in our community, by changing the way most roads are planned, designed, and constructed.

 

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Safety develops projects, programs and materials for use in reducing pedestrian and bicyclist accidents.

 

The Let’s Move Campaign offers resources to get kids active so that they see the physical activity they need not as a chore but as a fun way to explore our country. One of our favorites is the Let’s Move Outside Campaign.

 

The National Safety Council has compiled a helpful list of Back-to-School Safety resources.

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