Healthy Communities

The DowntownDC BID through its Healthy Communities initiative seeks to support and promote Downtown as a healthy place to live, work and play. 

Today, Downtown offers a daily range of healthy options 24-7 for residents, workers and visitors ranging from protected bike lanes to farmers' markets, recycling programs and free outdoor workouts. The combination of increasing sustainability efforts in the BID along with public awareness, programming and education related to wellness has resulted in an increasing number of healthy alternatives for everyone in Downtown and for future generations.

The BID in 2011 designated the entire 138-block BID area the DowntownDC ecoDistrict, formalizing a committment to sustainability and health.

The goal of the Healthy Communities initiative is to support efforts made by the BID, partners, stakeholders and guests in Downtown that contribute to individual and community health. 

Healthy Communities: 24-7

Get involved in the BID's Healthy Communities initiative and use #healthy247 to be part of the conversation.

Below, check out our sampling of healthy options available to you in the BID: