UAlbany Hosts Healthy
Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 17, 2005) -- The University
at Albany's Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure
will conduct a one-day symposium to identify
and propose solutions to key issues that support
an improved environment for physical activity
in New York State. The symposium's emphasis
will be on creating infrastructure for walking,
bicycling and trails - and overcoming obstacles
to the implementation of these facilities.
The symposium will be held March 18, 9 a.m.
- 5 p.m., at Empire Commons on the UAlbany
Among the key issue to be discussed
are School Safety Zone Regulations that make
it harder for kids to walk or bike to school, and "Ryan's Law," a new
proposal to allow police to take away the license of a driver who has killed
a pedestrian or cyclist.
The conference is hosted by iHi - the Initiative
for Healthy Infrastructure at UAlbany, a project
funded by the New York State Department of
Health’s Healthy Heart Program.
“This is a new kind of conference -
it is focused on solving key problems that
affect the health and quality of life of people
throughout New York State,” said Jeff
Olson, co-Director of iHi.
“American is experiencing a public
health epidemic because people don’t
get enough physical activity - this Symposium
will help create important solutions,” said
Catherine Lawson of the UAlbany department
of geography and planning, a sponsor of the
Additional information is available on the
iHi website at www.albany.edu/~iHi or
by calling (518) 442.4778