- Built Environment/Health Equity Workgroup
- Melissa Henderson, Representative
Active transportation includes any mode of travel that promotes physical activity, such as biking, walking, skateboarding, and even taking the bus. Body-powered travel not only provides an opportunity for daily physical activity, but also connects people to their daily needs, like work, school, groceries, and fun.
Healthy By Design was one of the most vocal entities for adoption of a Complete Streets policy in Billings. Complete Streets are roadways built for all users: motorists, pedestrians, transit riders, and bicyclists. A Complete Street may include sidewalks, median islands, bike lanes, curb extensions, or timed pedestrian signals at intersections. From improved property values and economic revitalization to increased capacity and enhanced mobility for all, Complete Streets foster strong, healthy communities. A resolution of the City of Billings to adopt a Complete Streets policy was passed by City Council in August 2011.