Bloomberg puts new movement ‘Active Design’ into new buildings to fight obesity

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The mayor is continuing his fight against obesity. 

On Wednesday, July 17th Mayor Michael Bloomberg mapped out a new initiative to combat obesity in the city, calling it an “active design”.

The initiative promotes physical activity through design changes for buildings and public spaces.

The mayor signed an executive order requiring city agencies to use ‘active design’ strategies in all new construction and major renovation projects. He also introduced two pieces of legislation to promote access to stairways in all buildings.