2013 - Fact Sheet

Built Environment Policies That Affect Physical Activity

By working with local planners to make your school and community more active, you can help ensure that polices that are in place support, encourage, and sustain healthy lifestyles.

Planning, zoning, and transportation policies directly impact the overall health of all people. That’s why it is important to make sure that policy makers are accounting for the long-range and far-reaching effects that planning decisions can have on making physical activity opportunities safe and accessible.