Location: Wyandotte County, Kansas, population 163,369
The Problem: Adults are reporting no leisure-time physical activity due to the area’s low Walk Score.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: The Unified Government of Wyandotte County is focusing on the area between 7th and 18th streets, spanning from the northern to southern edges of Wyandotte County.
According to the 2010 Census, nearly 84,765 people live within this boundary that includes approximately 29 parks.
The goal of this project is to build upon existing initiatives and create a Safe Routes to Parks program, allowing more people to safely access the county’s outdoor spaces and places for physical activity.