Comprehensive Active Living Plan

A Comprehensive Active Living Plan is when committed communities investment the time and resources to include active living in all parts of community design. The plan will include the five E's:  evaluation, engineering, enforecement, education, and enforcement.

  • Evaluation: identify where health inequities exist, identify how to measure qualitative improvements in communities to support walking and bicycling
  • Engineering: identify infrastructure or facility improvements and include in planning how they affect health improvement and support increased walking and bicycling
  • Enforcement: include parternship with local law enforcement to identify problem pedestrian or bicycle areas and enforce existing laws to increase safety; ensure existing practices and systems are followed
  • Education: involve key individuals and the community in the plan. Decision-makers and partners have appropriate information and resources to understand how walking and bicycling affect their community andvalue its role in decision-making. Also education the general public for increased awareness of how policies and practices facilitate and inhibit their choice to walk and/or bicycle thereby affecting their health and quality of life
  • Encouragement: plan for strategic events or opportunities to engage partners and general public around physical activity

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.

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