CDC Publishes Built Environment Real World Examples Grid

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a Real World Examples Grid as part of the Community Preventive Services Task Force’s Built Environment Recommendation to Increase Physical Activity. The document features combined built environment intervention approaches that connect activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations that are safe and convenient for people of all abilities to walk, run, bike, skate, or use wheelchairs. By pairing together multimodal transportation systems and land use and environmental design, studies have shown increases in physical activity levels among community members. Included in the CDC’s examples is the Watts Neighborhood in Los Angeles, which established a network of walking paths with public art. The CDC’s Real World Examples Grid is available here.