Access to quality, reliable transportation has a major impact on one’s life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this disparity has been even more apparent as those living in high-risk areas have suffered more health impacts from the virus. Solutions related to more reliable transportation options and increased density may lead to greater health equity outcomes.Read more
Transportation access is one of the fundamental objectives of the public sector as a means to provide access to jobs,Read more
Harrison & Jersey City projects completed, NJDOT awards Transportation Alternatives grants, East Brunswick rethinks redevelopment plan, NY & NJ advance bus terminal plans. Also BRT for Madison WI, mixed-use in Charlotte, gaps in NOLA transit system, better health through better transit, new stations in Seattle & Toronto’s “least-used” Bessarion Station.Read more
In this week’s NJTOD news… mixed-use development in Plainfield, redevelopment in downtown Lincoln Park, and a proposed pedestrian park in Summit. Also, stories from Chevy Chase MD, White Plains NY, and research linking transit use to better public health.Read more
Bound Brook is on the cusp of a major turnaround with new transit-oriented development, efforts to improve walkability, and increased focus on attracting new businesses and enhancing public spaces.Read more
Report link: Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for Planners: What Tools are Useful?
This article discusses the history, current practices, and role of Health Impact Assessments in planning.