Public Works' Active Transportation Program consists of the planning, promotion, implementation, and construction of bicycling and pedestrian facilities, amenities, and programs into the County’s transportation infrastructure.
Benefits to Environmental Resources
Bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure provide the public with alternatives to vehicular travel and result in reduced vehicle miles traveled, fuel consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Contribution to wellbeing of DPW and the County
Bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure promote active lifestyles and healthy communities, thus providing a foundation to assist in reducing obesity and improving overall health. Bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure can be a component of the transformation of streets into public spaces for people as an alternative to a motor vehicle-based infrastructure.
Contribution to Economic Health
The benefits of assisting in reducing obesity and improving overall health translate to reduced public health costs. As a component of the transformation of streets into public spaces for people, bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure can promote increased neighborhood and community economic activity.