Active Living integrates physical activity into daily routines such as walking or bicycling for recreational, occupational or purposeful (transportation) reasons. Active Living provides safe and convenient opportunities for physical activity. Active Living policies and practices in community design, land use, site planning, and facility access are proven effective to increase levels of physical activity. All communities can be improved to make walking and biking for all citizens be as common as driving a car. Not everyone wants to join a gym or plays sports. Walking and biking is something every able-bodied person can do if their community provides a safe and well-planned out environment to provide those opportunities.
Check out the links to the right that give details on exciting proven strategies to increase walking and biking in communities.
To read about exciting partnerships with communities in our area, click on the link below:
If you are interested in partnering with us to make your community more walkable and/or bikable, we would love to hear from you. Contact Countryside SHIP.