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Decision-Support Tools to Target Active Transportation Investment

Focus Area: Health
Format: Breakout Session
America Walks: Yes
Full Description: This session presents new Vancouver-based evidence on health benefits of the Comox Corridor Greenway. This longitudinal study assessed changes in travel and social interaction of 500 residents before and after construction. We then showcase The California Public Health Assessment Module (CPHAM) that was developed to evaluate health impacts of changes in physical activity and chronic disease from contrasting land use and transportation investment scenarios. The tool’s application in Los Angeles and Madison, Wisconsin will be presented. Finally, The National Built, Natural & Social Environment Database is presented comprising standardized built, natural, and social environmental indicators along with potential applications of this new data resource.

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