Great news! The Delaware Joint Committee on Capital Improvement of the DE General Assembly voted--unanimously-- to approve a capital budget that included funding dedicated to walking and bicycling paths and trails. What does this mean? That more opportunities to easily incorporate physical activity into the lives of Delawareans is just around the corner!
These improvements hold greater promise for the state than just expanded chances to pedal or walk: walking and biking trails are a critical component of active living and the state's strategy to fight obesity and, in turn, control healthcare costs.
To lead healthy, active lifestyles and fight obesity, we need environments structured in ways that help easily incorporate physical activity into our daily routines. Including walking and biking paths and trails throughout the state when building or updating our transportation systems is a common-sense way to accomplish this.