News & Reports 5/10/10


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In light of the recent release of the National Physical Activity Plan, we present a snapshot of stories related to the physical activity environment that are making the news:

More police, fire recruits flunk fitness test  (Source:  USA Today) Local governments around the country express the need for increased physical fitness in the name of citizen safety.

Take a taxicab to work?  More New Yorkers walk (Source:  New York Times) A comparison of the number of New Yorkers engaging in various types of daily commuting. 

Amid debate and trying economic times, Naperville approves sidewalk projects (Source:  Chicago Tribune) An Illinois city moves forward with sidewalk plan, despite lean budget.

What are the top physical activity environment issues in YOUR community?