Get Active Orlando values physical activity and works to create the conditions necessary for people to make physical activity part of their daily lives. We ensure all aspects of the community, including policies and practices, programs, infrastructure, design, facilities, schools, organizations, workplaces, and neighborhoods do their part to increase physical activity opportunities for all people.
A healthy active community involves more than being physically active. It’s about the relationships that bring individuals together to create positive change in their neighborhood.
Land use influences the fundamental character of our communities and our lifestyles by determining what land is developed and for what purpose.
Transportation and Physical Activity
Transportation determines not only how people move from place to place, but also the fundamental character of communities and the choices and opportunities people are provided.
Parks, trails, gardens and greenways are important community places that provide opportunities for close-to-home recreation and connections to local destinations. The proximity of these places to where people live and work and the types of facilities and programs available influence levels of daily physical activity.
Calls to Action
Influence decisions that impact policies and programs to ensure that supportive infrastructures are institutionalized. Policy makers play a key role in determining community design and transportation options.