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Opinion: America’s Traffic Death Epidemic is a Public Health Emergency. The Surgeon General Should Treat It Like One. 

Traffic violence claims almost as many lives as gun violence. So why hasn't the surgeon general declared it a public health emergency?

July 2, 2024

How Air Pollution Intersects with Unsafe Streets

Long-term exposure to toxic pollutants produced by cars and trucks causes heart disease, respiratory and lung issues in adults and children, dementia, miscarriage, psychotic episodes in teens, and reduced cognitive ability.

October 20, 2023

Anti-Fat Bias Harms the Movement for Safe Streets — Particularly for Kids

Why are we only focusing on calorie-burning when advocating for active transport to school? Because of bad research.

October 12, 2023

Talking Headways Podcast: Bringing Public Health to Traffic Safety

For too long, public health officials have been absent from discussion of the very public health crisis of road violence.

October 9, 2023

Why Public Health Officials Must Play a Central Role in Traffic Safety

A new study proposes public health officials and planners treat traffic violence as an epidemiological problem.

August 29, 2023

How Auto-Centric Infrastructure Is Making Us Sick

Instead of endless promises to fix America's "crumbling roads and bridges," filmmaker Andy Boenau argues we need to talk about our crumbling minds and bodies — and how our autocentric infrastructure approach contributes to them.

June 9, 2023