SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — The Coastal YMCA and Healthy Savannah are working together to implement the R.E.A.C.H Grant or Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health provided by the CDC to help lift up communities of color.
Armand Turner, the Physical Activity program Manager for Healthy Savannah, is leading the effort to encourage physical activity in the community.
He said that the first step to promoting more activity in the community is creating safer pedestrian and bike zones.
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“The goal is to, number one, bring attention to some of the barriers that currently exist within our community to walking and biking, and number two, to show residents and work with residents to identify how they can get to the already established routes," Turner said.
According to Turner, his team is working with residents to create a plan with infrastructure improvements that they believe will make walking and biking safer. He said that the next step is presenting the plans to city officials.