Healthy Communities: The Walkability Assessment Tool
As indicated in a number of recent research studies and articles, an increase in moderate physical activity among Americans could substantially improve the nation’s public health. Given Delaware’s current obesity trends, it is important to keep the state’s residents active and engaged. Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to stay physically fit. In addition to keeping residents physically active and healthy, community spaces that promote walking can draw people together safely and provide more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to stay socially connected and engaged. Local areas with good pedestrian networks can also have substantial economic and environmental benefits to a local area.
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