Health Cost of Traffic
Recent national coverage of the health impacts of traffic stresses the importance of reducing our vehicle trips through healthy options such as biking and walking. In addition to the time spent in congestion, commuters are further affected by the unpredictability and environmental impacts of traffic to our health. One way to address the health impacts of traffic will be to ensure that we have a variety of mobility options. With support from the Mineta Transportation Institute, the San Mateo County Home for All collaborative developed its Housing and Mobility Toolkit that highlights successful and innovative strategies that look to address parking and congestion concerns.