Chester County is one of the healthiest counties in Pennsylvania.  This web page provides information on active transportation, recreation, aging friendly communities, food access, and environmental health.

Programs and Projects

Complete Streets, Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

The Chester County Planning Commission works with municipalities to address improve pedestrian linkages and public transportation access and experience within the County. Improvements to pedestrian facilities provide County residents with an array of benefits from improved health to economic development. Learn More

Multi-Use Trail Plans

CCPC partners with municipalities and other organizations to facilitate the construction of planned trails within the county. CCPC is also planning the extension of several existing multi-use trails to enhance regional trail connections and recreation opportunities for Chester County residents and visitors. View current/recent multi-use trail planning efforts.

Chester County Greenhouse Gas Reduction Report

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes the importance of addressing greenhouse gas emissions within Chester County. The Board formed the Chester County Greenhouse Gas Reduction Task Force in 2007 to study the issue and develop an action plan for reducing greenhouse gases. The resulting report established a blueprint for how the County, local municipalities, business and other stakeholders can reduce their carbon footprint. Learn More

County-wide Planning Policies

Landscapes3 is the comprehensive plan for Chester County, and renews the county's commitment to balancing growth and preservation to foster vibrant communities. Landscapes3 is organized around six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect, and addresses land use, growth, and preservation as part of the Landscapes Map. Community Health is addressed primarily within the Live goal area of Landscapes3, with limited discussion within Preserve, Protect, and Connect.

Issues and Trends

Community health involves several components, including active transportation, parks and trails, aging friendly communities, food access and distribution, community services, and environmental health. CCPC works with several partners to track these issues and trends. View Issues and Trends


Community health relies on the positive impacts of many different groups working to create a safe and interconnected environment for its residents. View a list of our partner agencies.