Bike, Walk, Eat: A Planning Playbook for Rural Communities

The City of Carbondale, IL produced this tool to address new planning challenges that come with the demands of both younger and disparate populations. While previous population growth was centered on the automobile, many current planners are focusing more on the movement of pedestrians. Proper planning must be considered to accommodate walkers and bicyclists, the preferred method of transportation for some and the last resort of transportation for others. Fostering these modes of transportation, coupled with a mindful eye on supporting access to healthy foods, will encourage and establish the groundwork for a healthy community.