California Active Communities’ Healthy Transportation Network assists California’s local officials with ways to design more walk- and bike-friendly communities. California Active Communities partners with state and national experts with real-life experience in building and redesigning communities to be walk- and bike-friendly and collects and organizes input from these experts that can be shared with communities across the state. Healthy Transportation Network resources include:
- Personalized technical assistance by telephone or face-to-face through Healthy Transportation Network partners, which include the California Department of Public Health, California Bicycle Coalition, Local Government Commission, and the California/Western Regional Office, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
- California-specific success stories that recount how communities have created walk- and bike-friendly environments. These are excellent tools to use as a model for other California communities. The success stories can also be a helpful tool for local elected officials and civic leaders who need to communicate with their constituencies about activity-friendly communities.
- A database of built environment links, terms, concepts, and building codes for key community stakeholders including local elected officials and city/county staff. The Healthy Transportation Network strives to make a community organizer’s job easier by providing these informational tools in one convenient place.
- Please visit the project website at http://www.caactivecommunities.org/htn/ or contact Rachel Zerbo, Project Coordinator with the California Active Communities at Rachel.Zerbo@cdph.ca.gov or 916-552-9854.