Transportation RX


Download the report (PDF)Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research
In an effort to further illuminate the opportunities and barriers transportation policy creates for building healthy communities, PolicyLink and Prevention Institute published an edited volume with details and depth into the intersection of transportation, equity and health. The publication is composed of chapters written by leading academics and advocates from across the nation covering topics from public transportation, walking and bicycling, to safety and economic development. The book highlights key policy solutions and provides background on the federal surface transportation policy.

“Environmental sustainability, access, and our collective well-being must combine with mobility and safety as the cornerstones of our transportation investments. The following report represents an important contribution to our emerging understanding of the connections between transportation and public health and is an invaluable resource for policymakers and all those interested in building healthy communities. With a greater recognition of the strong linkage between public health and transportation, I believe we can build a network that supports our mobility and creates access and economic strength while promoting equity, sustaining our good health and quality of life.”

Representative Jim Oberstar
Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
To view this book, click on the link below:
Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research
To access individual chapters of the book, please visit the "Impacts" section of our Transportation and Health 101 Toolkit.
 
Click to download (PDF)The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform in America
The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform in America , a report by PolicyLink and Prevention Institute and commissioned by the Convergence Partnership, is a guide to how healthy, equitable transportation policies can improve the quality of life for everyone, and in particular for vulnerable communities. The upcoming federal transportation bill authorization -an over $500 billion investment that will set transportation policy and funding in the United States for approximately the next six years –presents an enormous opportunity to improve health and promote equity through our transportation system.

For additional information about the affects of transportation on health, please visit our Transportation and Health 101 Toolkit. There you will find resources, presentations, publications and advocacy opportunities related to this vital issue.