Schools FFI Active Living Built Env Nov122008

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  • Active Living by Design is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This program establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies.   This presentation was prepared for the County Planning Teams of the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative as we work to create vibrant communities that support families and their children by promoting a way of life focused on healthy food and physical activity and play.
  • Schools FFI Active Living Built Env Nov122008

    1. 1. Active Living by Design Parks, Trails & Greenways Prepared by the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative
    2. 2. <ul><li>Parks, Trails & Greenways </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Systems </li></ul>
    3. 3. Active Living by Design Parks, Trails & Greenways
    4. 4. Active Living by Design Parks, Trails & Greenways <ul><ul><li>To reduce the risk of chronic disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 minutes or more of moderate physical activity 5 or more days/week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OR 20 minutes of vigorous exercise 3 or more days per week </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Active Living by Design Effects of Parks, Trails & Greenways <ul><li>Parks, trails and greenways can increase physical activity among diverse groups. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Active Living by Design Walking <ul><li>Walking is the most common physical activity </li></ul><ul><li>People say they would like to walk more throughout the day for exercise or to get to places </li></ul><ul><li>Linking parks and trails would allow more people to walk. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Active Living By Design Calls to Action for Parks/Trails <ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Projects </li></ul>
    8. 8. Active Living By Design Calls to Action for Parks/Trails <ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Find partners </li></ul><ul><li>Assess existing places </li></ul><ul><li>Assess policies </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training </li></ul><ul><li>ID funding sources </li></ul>
    9. 9. Active Living By Design Calls to Action for Parks/Trails <ul><li>Promotion: </li></ul><ul><li>Inform local officials </li></ul><ul><li>Educate local media </li></ul><ul><li>Create community campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Establish community events </li></ul>
    10. 10. Active Living By Design Calls to Action for Parks/Trails <ul><li>Policy Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate park, trail, & greenway plans with land use, economic dev. & transportation plans </li></ul><ul><li>Ordinances that require land set-aside </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Public officials to increase funding </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in decisions that affect park, trail, & greenway master plans </li></ul>
    11. 11. Active Living By Design Calls to Action for Park/Trails <ul><li>Physical Project Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Link parks, trails and greenways to local destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Design parks, trails and greenways to deter crime and enhance safety </li></ul>
    12. 12. Active Living By Design Transportation & Physical Activity
    13. 13. Active Living By Design Transportation & Physical Activity <ul><li>People with access to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sidewalks are 28% more likely to be physically active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>walking trails are 55% more likely to be physically active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>walking trips increase with well connected streets </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Active Living By Design Transportation & Physical Activity <ul><li>Current Stats: </li></ul><ul><li>Walking trips have declined 40%. </li></ul><ul><li>¼ of all trips people make are 1 mile or less </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s walking trips to school declined by 60% between 1977-1995. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Active Living By Design Transportation & Physical Activity
    16. 16. Active Living By Design Call To Action for Transportation <ul><li>Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>Walking clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-To-School and Safe Routes to School Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Trail accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Routine trail use </li></ul>
    17. 17. Active Living By Design Call To Action for Transportation <ul><li>Policies: </li></ul><ul><li>Link land use with priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent local policies </li></ul><ul><li>Update road policies </li></ul><ul><li>Update zoning ordinances, codes </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient and safe access to public schools and civic buildings. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Active Living By Design Call To Action for Transportation <ul><li>Physical Projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Build trails, sidewalks, trails and bike lanes </li></ul><ul><li>Control traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Protect pedestrians </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance street lights </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle storage </li></ul><ul><li>Stair use </li></ul>
    19. 19. Active Living By Design County Discussion

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