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In the graphic below, there are six examples of connecting activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations. An activity-friendly route is one that is a direct and convenient connection with everyday destinations, offering protection from cars, or making it easy to cross the street. Everyday destinations are places people can get to from where they live by walking, bicycling, or public transit. These destinations can include grocery stores, schools, libraries, parks, restaurants, cultural and natural landmarks, or healthcare facilities.

In this graphic below, there are six examples of connecting activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations. An activity-friendly route is one that is a direct and convenient connection with everyday destinations, offering protection from cars, or making it easy to cross the street. Everyday destinations are places people can get to from where they live by walking, bicycling, or public transit. These destinations can include grocery stores, schools, libraries, parks, restaurants, cultural and natural landmarks, or healthcare facilities.

Real World Examples: The Community Preventive Services Task Forc

Connecting Active-Friendly Routs to Everyday Destinations: A student uses a safe crossing to walk to school.

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Connecting Active-Friendly Routs to Everyday Destinations: A woman uses the crosswalk to walk with her service dog to the library.

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Connecting Active-Friendly Routs to Everyday Destinations: An young professional rides his bike on a shared-use path to get to work.

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Connecting Active-Friendly Routs to Everyday Destinations: A biker uses a protected lane to get home after his business meeting.

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Connecting Active-Friendly Routs to Everyday Destinations: A man walks through an attractive, well-lit alley on his way to the grocery store.

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Connecting Active-Friendly Routs to Everyday Destinations: A grandfather rolls from the bus stop to the city park.

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For more information about the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation, visit www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/physical-activity-built-environment-approachesExternaland www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/community-strategies

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