Establish a framework to increase walking and biking trails and improve connectivity of non-auto paths and trails in a particular area
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Diet and Exercise", "Create opportunities for active living", and "Community Development"
Enhance streetscapes with greater sidewalk coverage and walkway connectivity, street crossing safety features, traffic calming measures, and other design elements
Increase recreational green space through new parks or open spaces, renovation or enhancement of under-used recreation areas, rehabilitation of vacant lots, brownfields, etc.
Support a combination of land uses (e.g., residential, commercial, recreational) in development initiatives, often through zoning regulations or Smart Growth initiatives
Allow community members to gather, socialize, walk, run, bike, skate, etc. by closing selected streets temporarily to motorized traffic; also called Ciclovía programs
Modify local environments to support physical activity, increase access to new or existing facilities for physical activity, or build new facilities
Promote walking and biking to school through education, incentives, and environmental changes; often called SRTS
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.