Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Sustainability and Public Health


Transportation and public health

What we know

Transportation affects the health of people, the environment, and the economy. Safe, convenient, and affordable options help people get where they need to go.

Why this is important

Equitable transportation options are important for supporting healthy communities. All people need, but many do not have, safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options. This may include populations with concentrations of lower incomes, Communities of Color, the elderly, and rural populations. Equitable transportation systems assure that everyone can connect to what they need to live a healthy life.

What we’re doing