The Public Health Dimensions of the 3 Revolutions

Date/Time

September 24, 2020 , 10:30am - 11:45am

Description

Transportation is a key factor influencing people’s health and the health of communities, particularly for those facing inequities. Health impacts include those related to traffic safety, air quality, physical activity, and accessibility to health care services and daily needs. Automation and shared mobility could potentially improve public health and safety, or create new (or exacerbate existing) health inequities. This esteemed panel will discuss the public health dimensions of the 3 Revolutions, and how transportation policy could be steered to enable safer and more equitable travel, promote supportive environments for physical activity, reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, and increase community resilience in the face of COVID-19, climate change, and other health threats.