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Visualizing the Connection Between Transportation and Public Health

An informative infographic produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation illustrates the role of walkable, bikeable, and transit-oriented communities in producing healthier populations.

Created as "part of an ongoing series that explores the National Prevention Strategy, an effort across 17 federal agencies from a wide variety of sectors to improve Americans' health while reducing disease and preventable illness," the infographic details the ways in which increased, non-automotive transportation options can lead to lower body weights, lower rates of traffic injuries, and less air pollution, among other positive health outcomes. 

 

Full Story: Better Transportation Options=Healthier Lives

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