Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Health Benefits of Transportation Emissions Reductions

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy recently released research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. As one of the papers in that series, this paper explores the health impacts of transportation, the feasibility of measuring health outcomes directly and offers recommendations for using a health benefits indicator.
Click here for additional research papers examining sustainable communities indicators and a brief summarizing their findings.