2014 - Research

Do All Kids Have Safe Places to be Active?

Communities of color and/or lower income have higher rates of obesity. They also lack attractive, convenient, and safe places to be physically active.

RESULTS:
  • Sidewalks in African-American neighborhoods are 38 times more likely to be of low quality.
  • 70% of African-American and 81% of Hispanic neighborhoods lack recreational facilities.
  • Each year, Hispanic communities experience 3.6 more total crashes per mile of street compared with White communities.
METHODS:
  • This infographic summarizes highlights from the research brief “Do All Children Have Places to Be Active? Disparities in Access to Physical Activity Environments in Racial and Ethnic Minority and Lower-Income Communities” published by Active Living Research in November 2011.
Authored by: 
Active Living Research