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Pedaling Beyond Safe Infrastructure Access

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The Grocery Bag Challenge

In 2015, the American Heart Association in Hampton Roads, Virginia added a new dimension to its annual 5k Heart Walk by inviting participants to take the Grocery Bag Challenge. Participants carried an eight-pound grocery bag for one mile of the walk to raise awareness of the difficulty faced by people without convenient transportation or grocery stores close to home. Participants reported that it was much harder than they expected!

Congressional Update: Progress on Spending Bills; Concerns on Automated Vehicles Bill

We’re nearing the end of September, which means it is time for Congress to reach resolution on the annual appropriations process. By September 30, Congress must either pass funding bills for the various federal agencies or extend them through a continuing resolution.

Traffic Gardens to Teach and Inspire Kids

This guest blog post was written by Tiffany Lam, research adviser.

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Some schools are experimenting with traffic gardens like the one pictured above. Photo: Fionnuala Quinn/Bureau of Good Roads