Where we work, live and play matters
Active environments looks at how the design of our neighbourhoods and how we use them play a role in how likely we are to be active. And this can make a real difference to our health and wellbeing.
On this page you can find information about our work to support active environments in Norfolk.
Activity, Sustainability, and Climate Change
We want more people to feel willing and able to travel actively in Norfolk.
Improvements in our local infrastructure and neighbourhood design that help rebalance the transport network will help make active travel as convenient an option as using a car. As more people choose to travel actively, we’ll be helping to reduce carbon emissions. And when we create sustainable travel behaviours we are helping reduce the impact of climate change.
We believe a joined-up approach to improving active travel opportunities is key. Creating space that also encourage us to be active outdoors will benefit the health of our residents and our environment, and create sustainable change.
How we create Active Environments
We work with a range of stakeholders including local authorities, built environment professionals, and communities.
We work to build consensus, and also raise standards of infrastructure design and implementation.
Together, we can improve people’s ability, motivation and opportunity to be active in the places where they live, work, and play.
Engaging young people in the making of their neighbourhood
Voice Opportunity Power is a toolkit to involve young people in the making and management of their neighbourhood. It is important that the places we build and manage provide opportunities for everyone in the community, including people of different backgrounds, abilities, and ages.
Plus, recognising that young people have a right to be involved and that their involvement creates better places for everyone.
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Simon heads up our Active Environments work
He works closely with colleagues in Sport England to map out our work in this emerging sector.