Policies & Programs, filtered by "Housing and Transit" and "Support active travel"
Policies and programs that can improve health
Establish a framework to increase walking and biking trails and improve connectivity of non-auto paths and trails in a particular area
Enhance streetscapes with greater sidewalk coverage and walkway connectivity, street crossing safety features, traffic calming measures, and other design elements
Support a combination of land uses (e.g., residential, commercial, recreational) in development initiatives, often through zoning regulations or Smart Growth initiatives
Provide physical infrastructure (e.g., bike parking or showers), educational or social support (e.g., walking groups), and financial incentives that support active commuting
Establish roads that avoid built-up areas such as towns, cities, or commercial/business districts
Promote walking and biking to school through education, incentives, and environmental changes; often called SRTS
Use devices such as speed cameras, radar, etc. to enforce speed limits; devices can be permanent fixtures or be used manually by law enforcement officers
Modify the built environment to affect traffic speed and patterns via speed bumps, pedestrian refuge islands, roundabouts, etc.
Arrange active transportation with a fixed route, designated stops, and pick up times when children can walk to school with adult chaperones
Use zoning regulations to address aesthetics and safety of the physical environment, street continuity and connectivity, residential density and proximity to businesses, schools, and recreation, etc.