National Physical Activity Plan Releases Report on Walkable Communities

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) recently released the report Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities – Cross-Sector Recommendations. The report includes recommendations to identify and prioritize the most critical activities that will result in the greatest impact to improve walkability and increase walking throughout the country.

A number of cross-sector strategies and tactics are detailed in the report, such as framing walking as an obesity and non-communicable disease prevention activity, promoting active transportation options, and conducting transportation safety initiatives. The report is intended for public health practitioners, community planners, local jurisdictions, and education professionals, and transportation departments. The full report is available here.