Healthy Built Environment
The goal of the Healthy Built Environment (HBE) Work Group of LiveWell Douglas County is to increase opportunities for physical activity that promotes healthy, active lifestyles.
The HBE group supports local efforts to build and maintain sidewalks where people can safely walk, roll, or use other forms of active transportation, build and maintain bikeways where people can safely ride bicycles, and facilitate environments where people can more easily walk, bike, and or use other forms of active transportation to get to priority destinations like work, school, grocery stores and other food resources, recreation, shopping, etc.
We’re are actively engaged in the development of safe routes for bicycling and walking to school, work, recreation sites and other destinations as well as:
For more information about joining, go to Get Involved.
Work Group Leadership
- Chair: Dot Nary, KU Research & Training Center on Independent Living
- Past chair: Chris Tilden, KU Center for Public Partnerships & Research
- Communications coordinator: Gary Webber, Lawrence Pedestrian Coalition (PedCo)