Healthy Built Environment

The Healthy Built Environment group works to promote active lifestyles by working with policymakers to increase and improve trails, sidewalks, public transit, parks and other community resources. Built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for activity, ranging from buildings and parks to neighborhood streets and transportation systems.

We’re working to promote the development of safe routes for bicycling and walking to school, work, recreation sites and other destinations.

For more information about joining, go to Get Involved.

Work Group Leadership


  • Chair: Gary Webber, Lawrence Pedestrian Coalition (PedCo)
  • Chair-elect: Chris Tilden
  • Past chair: Jeff Severin, KU Campus Planning & Sustainability
  • Communications coordinator: Susie Fagan
  1. City of Lawrence makes exciting announcement regarding Lawrence Loop

    The City of Lawrence in February announced regarding the Lawrence Loop that the Municipal Services and Operations Department has received a Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for Fiscal Year 2020. Read on...
  2. New signage to help residents, emergency crews navigate trail

    New signage will help citizens access and navigate the trail as well as spurs to neighborhoods and mileage markers. The signs also will provide markers for locations in the event of an emergency. Read on...
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