Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Public Health

What Sets Apart the Places Where People Walk More?

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A lot of research has shown a link between living in a walkable community, active transportation habits, and better health outcomes. But what aspects of “walkability” are tied to better health? Is it the mix of uses, the connected street grid, the density of housing, or all of the above? It’s an important question to […]

What Should Doctors Do to Prevent Traffic Deaths?

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When cars first became a common presence in American cities, doctors were shocked by the carnage. In 1925, editors of the New England Journal of Medicine called the bloodshed caused by motorists “appalling” and lamented children’s loss of life as “a massacre of the innocent.” The sense of urgency was still detectable a few decades later. […]