Suburban sprawl poses a risk for physically inactive communities. When you have places you need to go to, the only option that would take the least amount of time to get there would be a personal vehicle. The busses are expensive and come only twice an hour, so you don’t have time to waste. Walking could be an option, but it would take at least half an hour to get somewhere a car could normally take you in 7 minutes. Biking could work, but many roads aren’t quite bike-safe yet.
Living in a suburban neighbourhood myself, it’s rather uncommon to see people walking to get to places. The result is over-congestion on our roads with everyone driving their own vehicle.
My question is, what can we do to encourage more physical activity in these types of communities?