Transportation Issues from the Public Health Perspective


Pedestrians crossing a street.Transportation decisions affect our individual lives, economy and health. Everyone needs to use various modes of transportation to get to work or school, to get medical attention, to access healthy foods at grocery stores and markets, and to participate in countless other activities every day. However, too many people are negatively impacted by inequitable transportation decisions that are detrimental to public health.


The resources below provide additional information on the links between public health, equity and transportation and APHA’s advocacy efforts to ensure that transportation policy helps, rather than hinders, public health. 


Transportation, Health and Equity Resources


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