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NCHRP 08-36/Task 59 [Final]

Transportation and Health
[ NCHRP 08-36 (Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $75,000
Research Agency: Cambridge Systematics
Principal Investigator: Christopher Porter
Effective Date: 8/26/2005
Completion Date: 12/1/2006
Comments: Completed

This research report investigates how states and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) are addressing health issues – and in particular, physical activity – through their transportation planning process, and to document emerging practices and working relationships in this area. An Internet-based survey was conducted of state departments of transportation (DOT), MPOs, and public health agencies to identify activities that they are undertaking to address physical activity and health through transportation planning. National experts on this topic also were contacted to identify noteworthy activities at the state and regional level. The report concludes with lessons learned from the case studies as well as recommendations for state DOTs and MPOs interested in addressing health issues in their transportation plans.

The contractor's final report is available HERE.

 

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