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Re: “Information Gap

Or this one from the CDC:

"Whether transportation corridors are designed to allow safe uses by cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians can have a great impact on the number and extent of injuries that occur along these corridors. In addition to the direct health benefits of injury prevention, better transportation design can offer the indirect benefits of safer and more inviting areas for physical activity, such as walking and biking. Areas for such activities create a wider selection of nonmotorized transportation choices, which in turn improves air quality by reducing transportation-related pollution."

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/healthtop…
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Posted by SeanMac on 07/18/2011 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Information Gap

From the World Health Organization:

"Good urban transport systems impact positively on the health of urban populations. A new paradigm for urban mobility and access is needed, which must be based on an environmentally sustainable alternative, including, for example, easy access to barrier- and smoke-free public transport, non-motorized transport and road safety. Cities need an urban transport system that promotes health through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increase of opportunities for physical activity and increase in health equity, by ensuring safe and equal access to environmentally sustainable and healthy urban transport."

http://www.wpro.who.int/nr/rdonlyres/73a7e…

Posted by SeanMac on 07/18/2011 at 4:46 PM

Re: “The Madison Avenue Bike Lanes

From the World Health Organization:

"In addition to the direct costs of road injuries and deaths, the increase in the number of vehicles and reliance on certain transport policies have other serious health implications as well as wider social, economic and environmental impacts (22). In some countries, air pollution from road transport causes even more deaths than those resulting from traffic accidents (23). Besides the direct impacts on respiratory and heart disease, motorized transport produces around a quarter of the anthropogenic emissions of gases leading to climate change (24). These “hidden epidemics” receive relatively little national or international attentioncompared with the focus on major communicable and noncommunicable diseases."

http://www.who.int/whr/2003/en/Chapter6.pd…

Posted by SeanMac on 07/18/2011 at 4:30 PM
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