Zoning regulations for land use policy

Program overview

  • Local regulatory action shaping development, design, and built environment of communities and municipalities
  • Often intended to increase physical activity and active transportation and reduce vehicle miles traveled
  • Improvements decrease stress for residents and improve sense of community
  • Efforts are often designed to enhance economic vitality and growth
Target Population
Cost per Participant
Not applicable

Evidence and impacts


Ranked as having the highest level of evidence by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

  • Influences physical activity and active transportation habits
  • Boosts bicycle and walking trips
  • Increases public transit use

Best practices in implementation

  • Note: This content is under review