Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities

Title: Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities
Author: Lyons, William
Publication Date: 2012
Dewey Decimal Number: 307.7
Call Record: 307.7  Lyons  2012

Title:

Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities
Cover of Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities

Accession Number:

01526269

Record Type:

Monograph

Abstract:

Based on research including four best practice studies, the report proposes a framework for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and partners to use to integrate health into metropolitan area transportation planning. The framework addresses both how MPOs can approach health as a direct, broadly-based goal for their interdisciplinary planning, and how they can consider health during all stages of the metropolitan area transportation planning process. The report identifies a “holistic” approach to health, including consideration of active transportation, safety, air pollution, and access to opportunities for healthy lifestyles. The report includes summaries of Federal and State regulations, policies, and funding programs; available technical tools; applicable research and reports; four MPO case studies and a broad scan of additional MPO examples; and a synthesis with observations. This research demonstrates that although each MPO may have a unique experience, approach, and set of actors involved in incorporating health into their planning activities, the planning processes, strategies, and challenges are very similar.

Report/Paper Numbers:

DOT-VNTSC-FHWA-13-01
FHWA-HEP-13-006

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States

Federal Highway Administration

Office of Planning, Environment and Realty, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 United States

Authors:

Lyons, William
Peckett, Haley
Morse, Lindsey
Khurana, Monisha
Nash, Logan

Pagination:

117p

Publication Date:

2012-12-10

Edition:

Final Report

Period Covered:

6/2011-9/2012

Media Type:

Digital/other

Features:

Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables

Subject Areas:

Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General); I72: Traffic and Transport Planning
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