Healthy Infrastructure Investments

Cities can focus infrastructure on walking, biking and access to recreation. Creating Safe Routes to Schools and recreational facilities is a popular way to provide kids and their families more options for physical activity. Cities can prioritize among proposals for capital improvement projects to build sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes. An annual review will reveal whether prioritization has been effective.

Examples of Local Policies

 

Resources

Safety-based prioritization of schools for Safe Routes to School infrastructure: A process for transportation officials. National Center for Safe Routes to School. This document describes a straightforward way to identify the schools and specific locations that have the greatest need for pedestrian infrastructure improvements.

 

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