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Getting Involved in Transportation Planning

An overview for public health advocates

Fact Sheet
Healthy Neighborhoods

Why should public health professionals be involved in transportation planning?

Because the way our roads and public transit systems are designed has a lot to do with our health: it influences how much exercise we get, our exposure to noise and air pollution, our risk of getting into traffic accidents, and more.

This fact sheet, created in collaboration with TransForm, discusses the important link between transportation planning and health, describes the key players and processes of local and regional transportation planning, and suggests ways to advocate effectively for healthier transportation policies.