walkability http://blog.wlrn.org en UM Study Finds Suburban Residents At Higher Risk Of Obesity http://blog.wlrn.org/post/um-study-finds-suburban-residents-higher-risk-obesity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a study conducted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the School of Architecture, researchers found that participants who live in suburban "sprawling communities" faced greater risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The study looked at the walking habits of 400 Cuban immigrants in Miami-Dade County. Dr. Jose Szapocznik, principal investigator and chair of public health sciences, believes the results from this sample can apply to the community as a whole.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:14:46 +0000 Carla Javier 34971 at http://blog.wlrn.org UM Study Finds Suburban Residents At Higher Risk Of Obesity Cars Stop, Bikes Go During Miami's Critical Mass Event http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cars-stop-bikes-go-during-miamis-critical-mass-event <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: #000000">On Friday night, thousands of cyclists gathered for this month’s Critical Mass event in Miami.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000">B</span>icyclists and, to some extent skateboarders, inline skaters, roller skaters and other self-propelled commuters took to the streets en masse.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:54:56 +0000 Karelia Arauz 18161 at http://blog.wlrn.org Cars Stop, Bikes Go During Miami's Critical Mass Event Bicycling In South Florida Isn't As Good As It Should Be, But It's Getting Better http://blog.wlrn.org/post/bicycling-south-florida-isnt-good-it-should-be-its-getting-better <p>Year-round sun, miles of oceanside roadways, few changes in elevation: South Florida <em>should</em> be a paradise for even the most casual of bicyclists. But the state is also home to plenty of thoroughfares with posted speeds in excess of 50 mph., three lanes of traffic in each direction and lots of traffic lights. Not exactly a recipe for safe and happy cycling.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>RELATED</strong>: <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/how-much-do-you-walk-livability-south-florida" target="_blank"><strong>How Much Do You Walk? Livability In South Florida</strong></a></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14407 at http://blog.wlrn.org Bicycling In South Florida Isn't As Good As It Should Be, But It's Getting Better