There are multiple opportunities to build and develop Active Environments in Essex. We want to support the creation of real, useable spaces that create opportunities for all types of activities to blossom. We also want to focus on encouraging active travel. By providing connected and accessible walking and cycling routes as well as easy and safe alternative transport modes to shift away from the use of cars, we can help improve air quality and support the work to reduce climate change and carbon production.
We have been able to achieve a whole system change by embedding physical activity into planning policy, infrastructure and urban design. This has increased the awareness, promoted and encouraged the active design principles and influenced active environments to help shape existing and future developments.