Transportation
Biking, walking becoming more accessible in metro areas

Biking, walking becoming more accessible in metro areas

Across the country, metropolitan areas large and small are taking steps to improve local walking and biking opportunities. New guides from APHA and partners are helping them improve their communities. Read our report from The Nation's Health.
Report measures states on adoption of traffic safety laws

Report measures states on adoption of traffic safety laws

More than 37,400 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, and early 2017 data suggest that number isn’t fading. But a new report out last week offers tools to reduce the toll of traffic deaths and injuries.
Celebrate Bike to Work Day this Friday!

Celebrate Bike to Work Day this Friday!

Commute by bike to boost your health, savings and the environment.

Public Health and Transportation Partners Launch Website on Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.

A new website takes a user-centered approach to exploring and sharing the "Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report."
Creating a healthier, cleaner transportation system

Creating a healthier, cleaner transportation system

Guest bloggers from the Natural Resources Defense Council discuss the role of transportation in health as part of APHA's Year of Climate Change and Health.
The Nation's Health: Attention to drugged driving growing among safety advocates

The Nation’s Health: Attention to drugged driving growing among safety advocates

As drunken driving crashes continue to decrease nationwide, a new roadway risk is growing — and there is no national guideline to corral it.
New report shows walking, biking to school creates healthy habits

New report shows walking, biking to school creates healthy habits

A new report from Safe Routes to School and APHA shows how use of data can better promote walking and biking to school.
Highway deaths are up roughly 8 percent. State adoption of safety laws lags.

Highway deaths are up roughly 8 percent. State adoption of safety laws lags.

More people are dying on U.S. roads, according to early results, but there has been less legislative activity in passing state auto and highway safety laws.

Plan4Health launches network for public health planning, sharing, learning

No one knows public health better than your community. Today, Plan4Health launched an online forum to make communities even smarter in their public health decision-making — and to help others do the same.
Bella Dinh-Zarr, Robert Zarr: ‘We’re a public health family’

Bella Dinh-Zarr, Robert Zarr: ‘We’re a public health family’

National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chair T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH, and husband Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, both APHA members, shared their unique public health approaches in an interview with Public Health Newswire.
The Nation's Health (Storify): Surgeon general calls for more walking

The Nation’s Health (Storify): Surgeon general calls for more walking

The surgeon general has called for communities and individuals to step up their game. Here's why and how where you live can help you put your best foot forward.
APHA, safety advocates decry transportation bill

APHA, safety advocates decry transportation bill

Last week the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act, which was incorporated into the larger transportation reauthorization legislation.