Physical Activity:
Active Living Plans and Resources

How communities are becoming active communities

Across Minnesota, communities are making it easier to bike and walk. Cities and counties are working on creating master walk and bike plans; updating municipal plans to include “complete streets” with sidewalks and crosswalks; increasing access to connected walking and bicycling networks; connecting and promoting trail systems; and collaborating on projects that improve walkability and bikeability in communities.

MDH can help. With the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), local public health agencies across the state offer support to communities seeking to make active living easier.

The SHIP Active Living for Communities Guide to Implementation provides a description and scope of the strategy. Detailed strategy information can be found on the Grantee Support – Implementation webpage.

For more information, contact health.activeliving@state.mn.us


Examples of various types of active living plans

Pedestrian and Bike Plans

Transportation Plans

Parks and Trails Plans

Comprehensive Plans

  • City of Sebeka 2014 Comprehensive Plan (PDF 3.5MB/65pgs)
  • Resilient Region Sustainability Plan: Region 5 source of information pertaining to economic vitality, environmental stewardship and quality of life factors gathered for private (individuals & businesses) public (local municipalities & communities) and non-profit agencies (social advocates & philanthropic agencies) who choose to explore the sustainability efforts that have been vested in the Central Minnesota five county region.

Active Living / Transportation Coalition Plans

School Travel Plans: see Minnesota Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School

Active Living Resolutions

Active Living Related Policies and Ordinances

Looking for more information? There are examples of Active Living Request for Proposals to create related plans and surveys available to better under understand community needs. Contact health.activeliving@state.mn.us

Updated Monday, June 02, 2014 at 04:09PM