Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Transportation is a public health issueprevious blog posts on this topic.
USDOT Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood understands that Transportation is a public health issue. He's trying to make sure that our transportation policies don't have a negative impact on our public health in part by ensuring that all modes are on an equal footing. Actions to foster motorized travel shouldn't negatively impact other modes.
Here are a few quotes from his recent blog about a conference on this issue, "Keeping Kids Moving: "32% of children in the US are overweight or obese." and "This could be the first generation in America to live sicker and die younger than their parents."
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