Saturday, May 15, 2010
Transportation Policy is Health Policy
According to the National Complete Streets Coalition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has become one of the first agencies to weigh in on the federal transportation reauthorization – and transportation choice is front and center in their recommendations. This is their opening statement on what they see as the opportunity:
“…integrating health-enhancing choices into transportation policy has the potential to save lives by preventing chronic diseases, reducing and preventing motor-vehicle-related injury and deaths, improving environmental health, while stimulating economic development, and ensuring access for all people.”
Almost all of the key recommendations in the document relate to the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies. Click here to read the full story.