Sustainable Streets Improve Health

Over the last couple of days I’ve posted about the idea of “sustainable streets.” One of the major benefits of this kind of infrastructure is, somewhat surprisingly, on people’s health.

This Grist article explains that the traditional “suburban” street is literally detrimental to people’s health. The piece highlights the work of Center for Disease Control expert Richard Jackson, and should provide a launching point for helping us understand at least one way that walkable, sustainable streets are beneficial.

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