Places to Walk, Bike and Play

Places to Walk, Bike and Play

It's hard to go for a walk or a bike ride when the sidewalk is broken down, or the streets don't have enough room for cars and bikes. So parents are helping their neighborhoods transform empty fields and unused paths into play spaces and bike paths. Simple changes like these can have a profound effect on our children's health.


Walking and biking:
Find out how to encourage kids to hoof it or pedal their way to their destination.
Make the Most of Play

Safe routes to school and work:
Walking paths, bike routes, sidewalks - they all help our kids stay active and healthy. Find out how to get more of them in your community.
Safe Routes to School Handbook (PDF)

Complete streets:
Join the movement to get more "complete streets" in our communities - thoughtfully designed roads where walkers, cyclists, drivers and buses can exist in harmony.
Complete Streets Improve Safety for Everyone (PDF)

Joint use agreements:
What good is a locked playground? Learn how to secure joint use agreements to help more community members become active.
Joint Use 101

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that children and adolescents aged 6-17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit. Learn More!

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