Shared Use: Increasing Access to Physical Activity Opportunities

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National Center for Safe Routes to School

This article from the U.S. Safe Routes to School looks at how shared use of facilities is a promising strategy to address issues of physical inactivity and obesity, by providing children and adults with safe, conveniently located, inviting and low- or no-cost places to exercise and play. Such agreements also make sense financially because they build upon assets the community already has.

It looks at challenges to shared use agreements and how to address them, as well as how they can be applied in multiple settings, such as rural, urban, suburban, and faith-based organizations.

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