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Infographic: Transportation and Health Status

December 7th, 2012 by Melanie Matthews

Walkable, bikable, transit-oriented communities are associated with healthier populations, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s infographic “Better Transportation Options = Healthier Lives.”

Other infographic highlights:

  • Public transit users walk an average of 19 minutes getting to and from public transportation;

  • Countries with lower rates of obesity tend to have higher rates of commuters who walk or bike to work; and

  • The risk of obesity increases 6 percent with every additional mile spent in the car, and decreases 5 percent with every kilometer walked.

    Transportation and Health Status

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