As I go about getting a better sense of how public health is connected to land use decisions, I noticed that there is very little mention about the health benefits of smart growth. DC The StreetsBlog e-newsletter about the kick-off of work on the transportation bill did notmention health benefits. While I am making an effort to get up to speed on the topic, very few in my field are. There is a lot of technical material we must know to do our work. So hats off to Lehigh Valley's Crossroads smart growth e-newsletter for discussing prevention.
Suggestion: Provide a set of stock sentences about the links between health and transportation. I don't think the average person or professional and think of that connection when they come across a sentence such as 'public transit is key to attracting econmic development opportunities, mitigating climate change, and improving health. ' I understand the first two items in that series, but am at a loss about the reference to health.
Here is the link to the Crossroads e-newsletter.