The city health commissioner says he's trying to enlist architects, nonprofit groups and businesses to help make New York City a more exercise-friendly place.
On Monday, Dr. Thomas Farley rolls out health goals for the next three years.
Farley, a Brooklyn resident, tells The New York Times he wants people to get people out of their cars and on their feet. Some possibilities: more bike lanes; opening schoolyards for recreation; and unlocking staircases.
"In Manhattan, most people are going to be walking," Farley told the Times -- which noted the Commish is string-bean thin. "Throughout the other boroughs, they are going to be driving."
Farley is behind the ad campaign "Pouring on the pounds," which features human fat being poured from soft-drink bottles, and he supported a new city law requiring building owners with freight elevators to provide bicycle access.