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Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research

Book on Health and Transportation from PolicyLink and Prevention Institute
Download Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research

The link between our nation’s health and our transportation policies has never been more clear – or more vital. Equitable, opportunity-rich communities require smarter, more innovative transportation and health policies. That is the message of Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research — a new book released last week by PolicyLink and Prevention Institute, commissioned by the Convergence Partnership.

Relying on the wisdom and know-how of some of the nation’s leading academics and advocates, the book describes innovative transportation and land-use policies, strategies, and programs – all driven by a vision of equity and sustainability. Chapters include:

  • Health Effects of Transportation Policy
  • Transportation Authorization 101: A Backgrounder
  • Walking, Bicycling, and Health

As Congress looks to craft a new transportation framework this fall, the book provides facts, figures, case studies, and proven policy proposals that show how smart, equitable transportation policy can make us all healthier. Read more about transportation and health, and download the report – Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy – on the Convergence Partnership website.