Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Success Stories

Walkability Assessments

Eat Smart Move More Chester County Coalition (ESMMCCC) conducted Walkability Assessments for all the neighborhoods in the City of Chester in June 2017.

Elected officials from three of the four wards participated in the assessment. This was followed up by a multi-stakeholder meeting where results were presented. Action items were prioritized resulting in added sidewalks and cross walk markings in key locations throughout the city and county.

During the 2017-2018 school year, coalition members worked with the principal of Great Falls Elementary School to conduct a Safety and Walkability Assessment in the area surrounding the school. Safety issues and recommended strategies were included in a comprehensive report which was provided to school administration. School administration will be able to report findings to the local school board for collective action and resource allocation. ESMMCCC is committed to offering this type of technical assistance to other communities in Chester County.