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Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research


The Convergence Partnership, the collaborative of funders that commissioned this project, embraces the imperative that health and equity be central to transportation policy debates.

Further, the Convergence Partnership recognizes how transportation policy is connected to the Partnership’s broader efforts to support environmental and policy changes that will create healthy people and healthy places. The Partnership’s steering committee includes: The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, the Kresge Foundation, Nemours, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves as technical advisor.

In this project, leading academic researchers and advocates working at the intersection of  transportation policy, equity, and public health identify opportunities for creating transportation systems that promote health and equity. This report synthesizes their insights and offers concrete recommendations for change.

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Active Living, Community Design, Health Equity, Physical Activity, Planning, Traffic Safety, Transportation Planning, Vulnerable Populations, Zoning


Institutional Author:

Convergence Partnership





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