This guide tells you how to help create places for people to walk and bicycle, outside of just designated trails. Creating an active community environment means taking a look at the broader scope of where there are — and aren’t — opportunities to safely walk and bicycle. It involves land use design, retrofitting the transportation infrastructure, funding and much more.
Although this guide is written for public health professionals, others (community leaders, local planners and transportation agency officials, and citizens) can also benefit from reading it because poor community design affects the health of the entire community. The increased awareness each of us brings to the problem is another step towards the solution.