Creating Built Environments That Expand Active Transportation and Active Living Across the United States
Published: August 13, 2020
- The American Heart Association supports safe, equitable active transportation policies in communities across the country that incorporate consistent implementation evaluation.
- Active transportation is any mode of transportation that is powered by the human body, such as walking, biking, skating, and using mobility assistive devices such as wheelchairs and walkers, and accessing public transportation. Many adults and children do not get enough physical activity in their daily lives.
- Adequate funding sources for improvements in transportation, infrastructure and site designs are essential.
- Commentary: Supporting Active Transportation and Active Living for All Americans through Equitable Built Environment and Transportation-related Approaches by Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS
- Top Things to Know: Creating Built Environments That Expand Active Transportation and Active Living Across the United States
- Built Environment Approaches to Increase Physical Activity
- Cardiovascular Health Promotion in Children: Challenges and Opportunities for 2020 and Beyond
- Prioritizing Functional Capacity as a Principal End Point for Therapies Oriented to Older Adults With Cardiovascular Disease
- The National Physical Activity Plan