Transportation and health are closely linked concepts. As a derived demand, the choice of transportation modes that people have access to can often dictate whether they will be actively moving for a significant part of the day (e.g., walking, biking) or engaging in more sedentary forms of travel (e.g., driving). Transportation options can also dictate level of access to health support facilities such as hospitals and clinics, public recreational facilities, and even such daily essentials as fresh produce and other food resources.
ITE is seeking published resources documenting and addressing health concerns in transportation plans, projects, and programs. It is ITE’s goal to organize this content into a clearinghouse for use by a wide range of practitioners seeking resources on integrating health in transportation. If you would like to submit already published content, such as guidance, case studies, research, articles, or other published information, please do so through our OpenWater Call for Content by May 15, 2020. Thank you to Streetsmart for their assistance with the Transportation + Health Clearinghouse.
Below are resources websites, tools and information from partner organizations focused on transportation and health: