Ensuring Equity in Transportation and Land Use Decisions to Promote Health and Well-Being in Metropolitan Areas
- Published By
- American Public Health Association
This policy statement discusses addressing racial equity in land use and transportation decisions in metropolitan areas. Equity is examined in the context of five key health impact areas: (1) access to health-promoting resources, (2) social cohesion and mental health, (3) traffic safety, (4) physical activity, and (5) environmental exposures and climate. Cross-cutting evidence-based strategies are proposed with an overarching focus on centering equity in all decision-making.