Call to Action

The daily routines and lives of West Virginians are significantly influenced by the transportation systems, strategic use of land, and the built environment of their communities. Transportation, land use, and community design professionals have an important role to play in establishing environments that allow citizens to engage in lifestyle physical activity. This could be accomplished through advocating for the design and development of infrastructure within and across communities that accommodate all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, bicycles, and mass transportation. By promoting the establishment of physical activity infrastructure at the community/county level, transportation, land use, and community design professionals can enhance the well-being and lifestyle choices of West Virginians.

Transportation, land use, and community design professionals must take an active role in informing and encouraging key decision makers to consider physical activity in all long-term land use and transportation plans.

Sector Strategies & Tactics

The daily routines and lives of West Virginians are significantly influenced by the transportation systems, strategic use of land, and the built environment of their communities. Transportation, land use, and community design professionals have an important role to play in establishing environments that allow citizens to engage in lifestyle physical activity. This could be accomplished through advocating for the design and development of infrastructure within and across communities that accommodate all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, bicycles, and mass transportation. By promoting the establishment of physical activity infrastructure at the community/county level, transportation, land use, and community design professionals can enhance the well-being and lifestyle choices of West Virginians.

Transportation, land use, and community design professionals must take an active role in informing and encouraging key decision makers to consider physical activity in all long-term land use and transportation plans.

Priority Area 1: School-Based Program & Initiatives
Modify infrastructure and implement programs that enable active transport to and from school. 
Priority Area 3: Community Engagement & Environment

Engage citizens in community plan development (i.e., parks, physical activity facilities) to create buy-in and support.

 

Priority Area 5: Policy
Advocate for land-use plans that effectively address physical activity and health. 
Priority Area 2: Public Awareness & Social Marketing

Create a ‘safe place to cross initiative’ in communities with associated messaging.

Priority Area 4: Institutional & Organizational Support

Highlight model programs in urban and rural environments that exemplify transportation-related physical activity strategies and/or solutions.