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Transportation: It Matters to Us

Transportation: It Matters to Us

Dr. Allison C. de Cerreño talked to Boston Now about Presidential Candidates' Transportation Policies. She said strategies to deal with growing cities that need new transportation systems, and old cities' crumbling systems should be identified.

Urban Design is a Matter of Public Health [Video]

Urban Design is a Matter of Public Health [Video]

New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley

New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley was the keynoter at the "Speeding Summit" held at NYU Wagner on November 19, 2010 -- and he pledged a major new public health emphasis on urban design.

"After quitting smoking, there's probably no behavior that promotes health more than regular physical activity," said Dr. Farley. "Okay, that's great. So what are we going to do about that? To me, the answer to that is thoughtful urban design and transportation infrastructure. "

The event, sponsored by the nonprofit group Transportation Alternatives, examined a proposal by cycling and other traffic safety advocates to reduce the side-street speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph, and was hosted by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at NYU Wagner.

 

 

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