Creating Built Environments That Expand Active Transportation and Active Living Across the United States

Published: August 13, 2020

people riding bike in Central Park, New York City
  • 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.