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Prev Med. 2009 Oct;49(4):326-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.06.028. Epub 2009 Jul 7.

Promoting physical activity and reducing climate change: opportunities to replace short car trips with active transportation.

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  • 1George Mason University, USA. emaibach@gmu.edu

Abstract

Automobile use is a significant contributor to climate change, local air pollution, pedestrian injuries and deaths, declines in physical activity and obesity. A significant proportion of car use is for short trips that can relatively easily be taken with active transportation options--walking or cycling--or with public transportation. In this commentary, we review a number of immediate, practical opportunities to implement policies and programs that reduce short car trips and increase active transportation.

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