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Streets should be usable by everyone

Policies to promote biking and walking have many benefits

Barton County Health Director Lily Akings told county commissioners Monday morning some disturbing news.
“As a society, were are getting more obese all the time,” she said. And, “Barton County has obesity rates above the state average.”
She and Health Department Health Educator Janel Rose addressed the Commission on behalf of Be Well Barton County, a county-wide task force under the Central Kansas Partnership. Its goal is to promote policies that lead to healthier lifestyles through better access to walking and biking.
Communities, she said, should be designed to include such active transportation.
Be Well Barton County, through the Golden ...

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