Transportation, Land Use, and Community Design

STRATEGY 3

Physical activity and public health organizations should advocate for funding and policies that increase active transportation and physical activity through greater investment in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and transit. (TLC-3)

TACTICS:

  • Increase the federal, state and local investments, prioritizing low-income communities, in creating an maintaining seamless networks of high-quality sidewalks, crosswalks, bike facilities, greenways, trails, and transit that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide individuals of all ages and abilities safe means of active transportation. (TLC-3.1)
  • Prioritize federal, state, and local resources to ensure that low-income communities (rural, urban and suburban), which are disproportionately affected by higher rates of bicycle and pedestrian deaths and injuries and which generally lack safe infrastructure for walking and bicycling, are able to access funds and technical assistance to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and transit. (TLC-3.2)
  • Reform transportation spending at all levels to tie it to larger goals for health, safety, equity, and the environment—rather than to a focus only on traffic volumes and speeds. (TLC-3.3)
  • Use the tax code to provide incentives to private employers and businesses to implement programs and infrastructure that support bicycling, walking, and public transit. (TLC-3.4)

 

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