BHC Transportation Forum

Apr. 2, 2013 / By



Photo: Alyssa Castro

by We’Ced Youth Journalist

When one thinks of transportation, cars, bikes and walking pop into people’s minds. However, one doesn’t usually relate transportation to health, but there is a connection. For example, transportation difficulties can create stress, compromise safety for children and the elderly and cause other health issues in the community. It can be a source of stress because the pressure of looking for a ride to school, work or even the grocery store can all take a toll on families and individuals. The pollution in the air, especially here in the valley, can cause serious health issues like asthma. Then the issues of unsafe bike paths, no sidewalks to walk on or even light poles to light up the dark are all ways that transportation can affect our health. Something dangerous things can happen at night.

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