The project will focus on the three cities of Cambridge, Isanti and Braham within rural Isanti County. A multi-use trail corridor for transportation and recreation that connects the towns of Isanti and Cambridge is the foundation for this project. A future extension to the city of Braham will also be planned. Key activities include: implementing Safe Routes to School programs, creating bike maps, and providing signage for trail distances and points of interest. Partners will involve other groups such as public health practitioners, businesses, and elected officials in city/county parks and trails planning efforts. The project also includes surveys of citizens' attitudes and behavior toward active living. The partnership will develop a marketing campaign for active living and utilize various media channels within organizations, schools, and government.
This project could be a good model of working and promoting policy changes in multi-jurisdictional and rural settings.
This organization was one of 25 demonstration projects selected by Active Living by Design, a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).