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Reliable Transportation is about compact, walkable, accessible communities, in which mobility is ensured no matter a person’s means, mode or ability. Where streets are safe, and transportation systems are sustainable.
Reliable Transportation is one of seven interrelated “vital conditions” that comprise the Vital Conditions for Community Health and Well-being framework. The framework helps us understand the systems that produce equitable well-being for all, and opportunities to shift those systems and drive improvement. Learn more about the Vital Conditions framework >>
Everyone needs transportation to move consistently and safely between the many places we must be - home, work, school, stores and more. In the United States, personal vehicles are the predominant transportation mode, yet they produce many negative externalities from pollution to traffic to sprawl. Many people can’t or don’t drive, and rely on public transit and other means to get around. Transportation options have a strong influence on access to jobs and social mobility. Transportation also plays a role in our activity levels, with active transportation - walking, biking and transit use - helping us to incorporate physical activity into our day-to-day lives.
There are myriad opportunities to improve conditions for Reliable Transportation in communities. Some of the most significant opportunities pertain to:
- Building connected, accessible communities; and
- Investing in transportation systems that serve all modes.
This page directs you to topical content on Community Commons to help drive system improvements to Reliable Transportation in your community.