Helping Build Healthy Communities
American Planning Association

Plan4Health Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH
Targeted location(s): Columbus

Increasing opportunities for physical activity in Columbus (Ohio) is the goal of the Columbus Public Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board. Throughout this project and beyond, strategies to increase and promote physical activity were implemented, and include:

  • Increasing the number of elementary and middle schools implementing Safe Routes to School Travel Plan recommendations.
  • Increasing the number of employers in Columbus who encourage active commuting.
  • Incorporating a health impact assessment into the Connect Columbus multimodal transportation plan.
  • Developing a strategic plan for Central Ohio Greenways that includes recommendations to improve trail access and provide trail based programming for residents.


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