Physical Activity/Built Environment

Bike Lanes South end fall 2014

The term “Built Environment” refers to the physical infrastructure that surrounds us in our communities and where we live, work, and play. Built environment can encourage physical activity and a healthy lifestyle: bike paths, wide streets with safe sidewalks, parks, speed bumps, and flashing lights, etc…  or our built environment can discourage physical activity: narrow streets, no sidewalks, vacant lots, buildings and areas that promote loitering and/or crime, etc…

City officials and community members can work together to create improvements to the built environment that encourage physical activity. MiM NB is working with city departments to create policies to ensure that ongoing infrastructure developments and improvements meet the needs of all city residents and encourage safety and a healthy lifestyle.

Our specific initiatives include: