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September 22, 2016 2:45 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Healthy Streets with ChangeLab Solutions

col oh 10Ever wonder how street design can improve health? Curious how transportation systems can make places not only more connected but also more equitable? Street design can, and should, make it safer and easier for people in every neighborhood to get around, whether they’re biking, walking, taking transit, or driving. With CDC support, ChangeLab Solutions has created two new resources to help communities start designing and building healthy streets!

In the Road Signs Pedcast (a “walking podcast”), you’ll hear from people on the ground who are building safe and active streets. Each episode discusses one transportation tool that promotes community health. In this first episode, learn about an approach to making existing streets safer—a road diet—with a story from Oakland, California.

A Guide to Building Healthy Streets can help you turn a Complete Streets policy into action! This resource discusses five key steps for effective Complete Streets implementation, highlighting the unique role public health staff can play during each step.

Interested in hearing more from ChangeLab Solutions? Join Plan4Health on Friday, October 14th at 2:30pm ET on a webinar about building healthy streets. Registration information coming soon.

Image: A temporary complete street design in Columbus, OH.