Active Design Physical Activity and Health in
Central Harlem - Morningside Heights
The design and conditions of buildings, streets, public transportation and parks influence physical activity, use of active transportation and other healthy behavior. A neighborhood's features can also impact the safety of its residents.
Central Harlem - Morningside Heights includes ZIP Codes: 10026,10027,10030,10037,10115.
Injury and Health
Neighborhood design can influence health both directly -- by way of immediate hazards in the environment, and indirectly, for example, by encouraging exercise.
Aspects of the neighborhood environment can encourage walking, bicycling and participation in other healthy physical activities.
Neighborhood Risk Factors
Living in high-poverty neighborhoods or in environments that feel unsafe makes it difficult to be physically active and access resources that promote health.
Walking and bicycling are healthy activities that can also be used for active transportation.