Investing in public transportation is investing in public health. The benefits of an equitable, affordable, and safe public transportation system are numerous and can affect communities in surprising ways. With increasing issues involving pollution, traffic-related deaths, and access to healthy food and medical care, the need for policies that support better public transportation systems is becoming more apparent each day.
Though we traditionally view health as the result of individual choices, there are many factors outside of our control that influence these choices without us always being aware. Where you live plays a vital role in your health. Depending on your location, living a healthy lifestyle may be easy, or it may be more difficult.
Phoenix is one of the most unsafe places in America for pedestrians. The Complete Streets Advisory Board (CSAB) has been working for the past several years to increase safety by making Phoenix’s streets safer for everyone to walk, bike, use public transportation, and drive. Unfortunately, this process has hit more than a few road blocks.
As bicycling and walking become increasingly popular forms of transportation, having a safe way for cyclists and pedestrians to navigate roads is incredibly important. Walking and biking are great ways to improve mental and physical health for you and your loved ones. Bike lanes and sidewalk additions are popping up all over America, and cities in Arizona are making changes to promote alternative forms of travel and transportation safety.
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