Philadelphia is investing in community institutions within lower-income neighborhoods, which benefit the whole city with particular opportunities in hard-hit areas. It began as a philanthropic effort, but is now being adopted by the city, financed by a soda tax.
Effectively addressing America’s infrastructure needs begins with knowing where to make the most strategic investments. And that is where GIS can play an important role.
“The movement is expanding from walking as a way to improve public health to walking as a human and civil right, a moral imperative.”—Kate Kraft, National Coalition Director for America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative.
Poor conditions for walking among low-income households, people of color, and some immigrant communities limit their access to jobs and education.
Thoughtful and innovative approaches to TAP that were beneficial to the safety of children on the trip to and from school.
“An average of 22 minutes a day of physical activity—such as brisk walking—can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.”–US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy