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How Transportation Affects the Health of our Communities

A blog entry from the Infrastructurist today provides two sources which both indicate that increased driving leads to less healthy lifestyles.

  • A fascinating graphic shows the correlation between how much driving a state’s residents do and the state’s rate of obesity. (Good)

  • And a new study says that people who live near public transport live “healthier, longer lives.” (APTA)

These are both interesting sources which confirm the need for multi modal transportation options and communities that are walkable and bikable.  The data are clear; transportation is not just about getting from point A to point B.  It’s an important factor for the health and vitality of our communities.  How does transportation affect your life?  What do you want to see changed here in Ohio?