Imagine if you could analyze alternatives for a regional transportation plan and predict changes in diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and respiratory-related ailments based on the adopted plan. This has been done in ten regions using new scenario planning tools based on the accumulated evidence of the health effects of active transportation and road building.
In this webinar, panelists will share the tools used and how they were applied in their communities. Cost-benefit analysis of road investments has historically focused on time savings for people in cars, and the assumed productivity benefits of roadway expansion. These benefits have been monetized yielding the appearance of economic gain through tools that have externalized massive health and environmental-related costs known to surpass the gains being considered.