Safe Routes to Healthy Food
This fact sheet explores the benefits of making healthy food accessible by foot, bike, or transit, and highlights examples of how businesses, agencies, and nonprofits are taking action to improve transportation options to healthy food.
Increasing access to healthy food can be achieved not only by bringing healthy foods closer to people, but also by making walking, biking, and transit a safer and more viable option to link people to where they get or shop for food. The work of overcoming the transportation challenges to getting healthy food is called Safe Routes to Healthy Food. Safe Routes to Healthy Food aims to strengthen policies and practices that make it safer and more convenient to walk, bike, and use transit to healthy foods.