Fwd: How can health advocates get involved in transportation planning?
- FYI. Looks like a easy-to-read guidebook to help folks get involved with transportation planning.---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Keith Davis <keithfdavis@...>
Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:35 AM
Subject: Fwd: How can health advocates get involved in transportation planning?
To: Megan Fluke <megan.fluke@...>
Not sure if you're on Public Health Law and Policy's mailing list or not. They had a few representatives at the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) training I was at the other week.
Keith---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Public Health Law & Policy <Public_Health_Law__Policy@...>
Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:11 AM
Subject: How can health advocates get involved in transportation planning?
Get Involved in Local Transportation Planning!
Why should people who work in public health participate in transportation planning?
Because the way our roads and public transit systems are designed has a lot to do with our health – it influences how much exercise we get, our exposure to noise and air pollution, our risk of getting into traffic accidents, how easily we access jobs and services, and more.
To help health advocates understand the ins and outs of the transportation planning process, our new fact sheet, "Getting Involved in Transportation Planning," describes the key players of local and regional transportation planning and explores the important link between transportation planning and health. It also suggests ways to advocate effectively for healthier transportation policies.
Public Health Law & Policy developed this fact sheet in collaboration with TransForm, an organization working to create world-class public transportation and walkable communities in California.
Looking for creative new policy ideas? Model laws to adapt? Guidance on legal risks? Our website is packed with fact sheets, model policies, and step-by-step toolkits, and our staff are available to lead tailored trainings and provide one-on-one consultation. Contact us to learn more.
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