One of the biggest attractions of the Denver region has long been the high quality of life and public health supported largely by environmental conditions and access to amenities that encourage active living. As the region continues to grow it must do everything possible to continually support and enhance the quality of public health, environmental resources and the built environment. The expansion of the regional transit system offers new opportunities for achieving this goal by enhancing accessibility to services and amenities, increasing activities that support healthy lifestyles, encouraging development conducive to health, and providing the availability of alternative modes of transportation. These activities should be conducted in partnerships with organizations currently involved in related work and should build on existing efforts.
Read the full text of the Board-endorsed principle related to Healthy Places.