Communities are working on many strategies to make it easier and safer for people to be physically active. One important place for collaboration and advocacy is around making sure that people can safely walk and bicycle to parks – an approach known as safe routes to parks.
Increasing physical activity is essential to improving Americans’ health. For a healthy community, everyone needs access to places for physical activity. Parks can be a superior place for physical activity, but a common obstacle to park use involves barriers to getting there, especially when it comes to walking or biking to parks.