Transportation is a Social Determinant of Health: Proven Ways to Thrive via SMARTer Growth Management

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There’s an old adage – we can’t build our way (widen hwys/new hwys) out of traffic congestion; it costs too much, exacerbates health impacts, precludes climate action. How do we manage growth and move into a climate friendlier future while avoiding summertime smog, smoke, congestion, heat domes and their associated health impacts? The EU has demonstrated sustainably safer and affordable regional, inter-city transport solutions connecting low density rural communities like ours. This presentation discusses how a regional zero emission, hydrail passenger tram-train solution could connect our rural Valley communities, and address health and transport inequities, among many other benefits, all at a fraction of the cost of building more highways.

Dr. Gord Lovegrove, Associate Professor
School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan;
Departmental Science Advisor, Transport & Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada

via Zoom webinar  Please register 

Free and open to the public – Everyone is welcome

A Partnership in Research Webinar
sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention