Unfortunately since the sign-on letter is going to the US Department of Transportation, we
would not be able to use non-US organizations. However we welcome support from non-US
organizations for the Partnership. Anyone interested in more information can visit
or feel free to contact me at elissa(a)railstotrails.org.
Thank you all for your consideration and support.
Sent from my iPhone, please excuse any typos.
On Aug 27, 2014, at 1:22 PM, "Mindell,
Jenny" <j.mindell(a)ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
Is there any point in non-US organizations signing this?
Dr J Mindell
Sent from my not smart phone
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1. Urge the U.S. DOT to consider public health in transportation
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Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:09:27 +0000
From: Elissa Southward <elissa(a)railstotrails.org>
Subject: [H+T--Friends] Urge the U.S. DOT to consider public health in
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Dear Health Partners,
Our transportation system has tremendous impacts on public health.
That's why it's a huge missed opportunity that the U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) failed to include public health considerations in their latest
proposed rulemaking for transportation planning.
The Partnership for Active Transportation is circulating a sign-on letter to encourage
the U.S. DOT to require the inclusion of public health considerations in transportation
planning and to improve the provisions related to walking and biking.
This will ensure that safe and convenient active-transportation networks are available
for millions of Americas, which will help prevent chronic diseases and premature deaths
associated with a lack of physical activity and ultimately save billions of taxpayer
dollars spent on health care.
Read the letter and sign on your organization before midnight on Monday, Sept. 1,
This sign-on letter is your organization's opportunity to join the Partnership for
Active Transportation and other groups across the country in urging the U.S. DOT to make
public health a consideration in transportation decisions.
Please read the letter and sign on
zQ>. Also, be
sure to share this letter with other organizations that might be interested in joining
this critical effort.
Elissa Southward, Ph.D.
Healthy Communities Manager
The Partnership for Active
a unique collaboration of organizations working at the intersection of transportation,
public health and community vitality to promote greater investment in creating safe trail,
walking and bicycling networks for all, and facilitating greater physical activity through
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