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Active Living in Communities

In some Philadelphia neighborhoods, it is not safe for residents to be physically active outside their homes. Even in safer neighborhoods, many streets, sidewalks and parks lack the infrastructure needed to encourage physical activity.

The result has been a dramatic increase of sedentary behavior among Philadelphians.

Get Healthy Philly works to make it easier and safer for residents to be active throughout the city. We collaborate with a wide range of governmental and community-based partners, including the City Planning Commission, the Managing Director’s Office of Transportation Infrastructure Systems, the Streets Department , the Water Department, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.

Our community-based initiatives include:

We are committed to measuring and sharing trends in bicycle and pedestrian safety to inform our and partners’ work. Read the latest Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Report.

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Find Out More

For more information, visit Food Fit Philly, Philly Powered, or call 311.