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File #: 15-0267R    Version: 0 Name: "Step it Up" to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/21/2015
Enactment #:
Title: "Step it Up" to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities FOR the purpose of supporting the U.S. Surgeon General's call to "Step it Up" and promote walking and walkable communities, and asking representatives from the City agencies most capable of promoting walking and walkability in Baltimore to report on the tangible steps that the City is taking to do so.
Sponsors: Sharon Green Middleton, Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Bill Henry, Carl Stokes, Helen L. Holton, James B. Kraft, Rochelle Spector, William "Pete" Welch, Mary Pat Clarke, President Young, Nick Mosby, Robert Curran, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Promotion, Step It Up, Walking and Walkable Communities
Attachments: 1. 15-0267R~1st Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Middleton



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
title
"Step it Up" to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
FOR the purpose of supporting the U.S. Surgeon General's call to "Step it Up" and promote walking and walkable communities, and asking representatives from the City agencies most capable of promoting walking and walkability in Baltimore to report on the tangible steps that the City is taking to do so.
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Regular physical activity has been consistently shown to alleviate many chronic conditions, lengthen lives, and improve mental health. Yet, despite these many benefits, the Surgeon General has found that ?only onehalf of all U.S. adults and about onequarter of high school students meet the guideline for aerobic physical activity?.

In an effort to increase the number of Americans benefitting from regular physical activity, Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy recently issued a call to action to ?Step it Up? and promote walking and walkable communities. In this call to action he states ?walking is an excellent way for most people to increase their physical activity. It is a powerful public health strategy for the following reasons:

? Walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

? Walking is the most common form of physical activity for people across the country.

? Walking can serve many purposes. It can be a way to exercise, have ...

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