An occasional update on items from the Transit City – The Health Issue.

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HEALTHY TRANSPORT: BRITISH VERSION

There are lots of reports out there on the benefits of active transportation – namely, walking and cycling.  Not so much on transit.

A new report from the British Medical Association takes that on:

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Healthy Transport

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Public transport

Combining active travel and public transport options can help people achieve recommended daily physical activity levels.  And public transport is the most sustainable for longer journeys, yet it can be more expensive and less convenient.  And in rural areas travel infrastructure and public transport present real problems.

Download here.

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HEALTHY TRANSIT: AMERICAN VERSION

Victoria’s Todd Littman does a synthesis for the American Public Transit Association here.

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HEALTHY TRANSIT: CANADIAN VERSION

And the Canadian Urban Transit Association’s short summary:

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BONUS ITEM

A PowerPoint on Journey to Work by Public Transit and Physical Activity in the Neighborhood Quality of Life Study from UBC’s Active Transportation Collaboratory.

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Thanks to Josh van Loon.

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