UHS has endorsed the Vision Statement for a Walkable America and joined a network of organizations and individuals who “support changes in built environment to encourage walking as a means of achieving healthy, efficient, equitable, socially inclusive, and sustainable communities.”
Vision Statement for a Walkable America
By 2020, walking in everyday life is embraced across America. Streets and neighborhoods are safe and attractive public places that encourage people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, and incomes to walk for exercise, recreation, and transportation. Walkable community policies promote health, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and social equity.
If you would like to learn more or endorse this important effort visit: http://americawalks.org/nationalwalkingvision/