Ann Marie Gardner, January 28, 2011, GOOD - Health
Public transportation and bikes have long been a focus in Copenhagen, where they believe a healthy city makes walking and cycling the preferred mode of transportation. That idea is starting to catch on in the United States, as the City Fix blog found during the Transforming Transportation Conference in Washington, D.C.
And the first step is figuring out just how much walking and cycling improve people's health:
It is crucial to develop a robust, simple and meaningful set of indicators to measure the impact of transport policy on public health in order to achieve any real change in the status quo, according to Dr. Carlos Dora of the World Health Organization.