Transportation and Health


Transportation significantly affects environmental and human health in many ways: traffic collisions, air pollution, urban sprawl, and access to healthy food and physical activity are just a few examples.

APHA Transportation Toolkit  Great fact sheets and resources on transportation and public health, climate change, equity, and the hidden health costs of transportation.

Green Vehicle Guide  How green is your car?

Healthy Parks Healthy People is a holistic approach to promoting the health and well-being of all species and the planet we share.

Transportation and Health Toolkit  Learn more about transportation issues and how they relate to health.

Designing Healthy Communities  How we design our built environment may hold tremendous potential for addressing many of the nation’s current public health concerns, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, asthma, violence, and social inequities.  This  four-part PBS series address how we can design communities that promote human and environmental health.

Episode 1