BUSPH Researchers on Health Benefits of Clean Transportation

In a recently published article, Environmental Health post-doc Matthew Raifman and professors Patrick Kinney and Jonathan Levy found increased benefits in investing in clean transportation infrastructure through higher rates of physical activity. Raifman says, “Our study suggests that if all the states joined TCI and collectively invested at least $100 million in active mobility infrastructure and public transit, the program could save hundreds of lives per year from increased physical activity. These benefits are larger than the estimated air quality and climate benefits for the TCI scenarios, highlighting the importance of leveraging investments in sustainable active mobility to improve health”. 

Read the SPH highlight here or the full paper here.

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