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Active Transportation Collaboration Center
Whether walking, bicycling or using public transportation, active transportation can improve health outcomes and is better for the environment.
Nashville's Active Transportation Indicators
The risks of inactivity
Active transportation promotes physical activity. According to the Health and Human Service's Guidelines for Physical Activity, regular physical activity in adults has been shown to reduce the risk of:
Additionally, in the same report it was stated that physical actvity in children and adolescents can:
How does active transportation affect physical activity?
Healthy People 2020 highlights how physical activity levels are positively affected by:
Infographic by Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Mayor Karl Dean leads the change by creating policy focused on improving active transportation infrastructure.
In their own words: Nashville's Youth Learn about Active Transportation at the Oasis Center
Become Informed and Get Involved
Metro Transit Authority
Regional Transit Authority
Active Transportation Organizations, Programs and Advocacy
Metro Planning Organization's Active Transportation plans and programs
Nashville Green Bikes
Metro Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Tennessee Obesity Taskforce's Built Environment Action Team
Nashville's Moving in Harmony Campaign