The Road to Health: Improving Community Wellbeing Through Transportation

CPEHN’s spring convening, The Road to Health: Improving Community Wellbeing Through Transportation, is right around the corner.

From safe routes to school and accessible public transit, to impacting your regional transportation plan, our convening will provide insight into creating more sustainable, healthy, and active communities. Featuring presentations from TransForm and local advocates, the convening will include:

* An overview of the impact of transportation on community health
* Presentations on local advocacy efforts to ensure cleaner air, safer streets, and accessible services
* Opportunities to advocate on local, statewide, and federal policy efforts to influence transportation policy and planning
Los Angeles – April 27, 2011
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The California Endowment
1000 North Alameda Street
Co-hosts: The Bus Riders Union, Green LA Coalition, Latino Health Access, Los AngelesCounty Bicycle Coalition, TransForm, and Transportation 4 America

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Getting on the Road to Health

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(The following article is by Ruben Cantu, the program director for the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.  This month, they’re holding a series of community convenings throughout California to discuss the public health impacts of our transportation decisions on our communities.  Los Angeles’ convening will be at the California Endowment Building one week from today from […]

Building Coalitions Around Health, Equity and Transportation

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The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) convened an informative one-day conference entitled The Road to Health: Improving Community Wellbeing Through Transportation. The Los Angeles convening was one of four in various parts of the state – with San Diego and Oakland events are upcoming on May 4th and 5th, respectively. The local event took place yesterday at the California Endowment’s Center […]

Good-bye #RoadBond, Hello #RoadandSidewalkTax

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Sustainable transportation advocates from all parts of the city have weighed in on a draft proposal to repair large parts of the city’s road and sidewalk infrastructure through a fifteen-year half-cent sales tax increase. While they pretty much agree that the current proposal is better than previous ones, “better” still isn’t good enough, especially when […]

Changing the Mechanics: How Bikes are Transforming the Way LA Moves

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Join us on September 19th to map the advancement of bikes as a viable mode of transportation for an equitable LA. Admission is free; however, an RSVP is required. Smog. Traffic. #carmageddon. Gas prices and flat tires from potholes. Alongside the Hollywood sign, these symbols have come to characterize “LA.” However, an old-school machine is emerging as a […]