Places to Walk and Play

Land use decisions help determine what kinds of businesses move in and how public property is used. Smart growth and wise planning makes a big impact on neighborhood health.

What We’re Doing

  • Advocating for a focus on health in the regional plans required by SB 375, the greenhouse gas emissions reduction law.
  • Encouraging local governments to build sidewalks, bike paths, and other parts of the “built environment” to promote physical activity.

Learn about our other Key Issues in Neighborhoods: Safe Streets and Fresh Foods


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Your zip code shouldn't determine how long you live, but it does. Health Happens Here challenges us to think about health beyond doctor visits and diets. We have the power to make health happen where we live, learn and play.