Active Living in Communities

The objective is to increase walking and bicycling in the community. Sherburne County is working jointly with Benton, Stearns and Wright Counties on a regional approach to this strategy.

The Public Health Divisions of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties, working together under the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), have developed a Regional Active Transportation Plan that identifies a set of strategies that can be implemented by SHIP staff and / or community partners in the region. The goal of the Plan is to increase the amount of walking and biking for those of all ages and abilities in the four-county region, and to make active transportation a part of the normal, daily routine of residents.

Partner With Us

Partner with us! SHIP offers technical assistance, tools and guidance to partners interested in implementing complete streets policies, developing master plans or applying for Bicycle and Walk Friendly Community designations. Visit the Regional Active Transportation Plan Website for details!


Sherburne County Public Works is also improving opportunities for active living. With the assistance of SHIP funds, Public Works has updated the Sherburne County Park, Trails and Active Living Plan.