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Transportation Choices

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Idaho Smart Growth works to ensure all Idahoans have effective, efficient, and affordable transportation choices.

Today, about one-quarter of Americans get the recommended amount of exercise. Yet we continue to build our communities in ways that discourage, rather than encourage, active transportation – the simplest way to get everyday physical activity.

Idaho Smart Growth believes that the design and creation of community settings in which physically active choices—especially walking, bicycling, and transit use—are actually the safer, more convenient, less expensive, and more appealing choices for increasing numbers of citizens.

We help communities throughout Idaho implement Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and other policies that create transportation choices for all of us.

How you can help?

Resources

March 2011-Safe Routes to Schools

March 2011-Health Impact Assessments and Other Planning Tools

March 2011-Quick Facts About Shared Mode Projects

March 2011-Complete Streets-Transportation Funding

March 2011-Building Healthy Communities Through Policies, Systems, and Environmental Changes

Videos on “Thinking of Streets as Public Land and Public Space”- http://www.youtube.com/user/Idahosmartgrowth

Idaho Smart Growth, through funding from the Idaho Department of Transportation and the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc., has compiled a review of city policies relating to Safe Routes to Schools and published a guide on Safe Routes to Schools Best practices in Idaho.  If you would like a hard copy of the Best Practices, call our office at 208-333-8066 to arrange a time to pick one up.

More resources:  http://idahosmartgrowth.org/index.php/resources/

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