Wednesday, August 15, 2012
LOCAL HEALTH AND TRAILS
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that communities build or enhance infrastructures to support more walking and bicycling that will counteract the trends toward sedentary lifestyles mentioned in the last post. As a consequence, the County Health Department (CCHD) and Chester County Planning Commission (CCPC) are actively developing plans involving the seven municipalities surrounding West Chester, Downingtown and Exton that plan specifically for trails connecting these communities (Central Chester County Bike and Pedestrian Plan; See http://www.chesco.org/planning/lib/planning/cccbikeped/index.html).
These plans, it is hoped, will become part of each municipalities' planning and zoning regulations supporting trails whenever possible. The Chester Valley Trail will be a vital part of all these plans.