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ITE'S TRANSPORTATION AND HEALTH INITIATIVE
In January 2017, the ITE International Board of
Direction identified transportation and health
as a key focus area. At that time, it was recognized that transportation plays a key role in
impacting several of the most pressing public
health issues identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including
motor vehicle injuries, nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. As part of ITE's dedication to
improving the relationship between transportation and health practitioners, two specific
actions were undertaken:
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A statement of intent underscoring
the importance of transportation and
health was published in the April 2017
edition of ITE Journal; and
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A Task Force dedicated to furthering
discussion and action within the
transportation and health space was
created. This task force is chaired by
Paula Flores, an ITE past president and
strong champion for healthy transportation choices, along with partner
agencies including the CDC, USDOT,
Tennessee Department of Public
Health, the American Public Health
Association (APHA), and America Walks
Since this initial push, ITE and its Transportation and Health Task Force have made
significant strides in raising awareness with
our members and the broader transportation
profession around the importance of considering health impacts and healthy living in all
facets of the transportation planning, design,
and operations space. In February 2018, the
Transportation and Health Task Force formally
adopted an action plan centered around a
variety of short- and medium-term activities
designed to promote awareness and provide
resources for professionals on transportation
and health-related considerations. The initial
focus of this action plan will center on the
formation of a technical working group, to be
chaired by Tracy Shandor from Kimley-Horn,
with the charge to execute the activities

identified in the action plan over the next
12-18 months.
Besides the action plan adopted by the Task
Force, ITE has pursued a variety of other activities in the transportation and health space. We
are in the process of wrapping up a highly successful podcast series with a focus on health
professionals and public officials who are
committed to pursuing innovative programs
and research that explore transportation as a
way to improve community health and livability. These podcasts, accessible through the ITE
Learning Hub, include such speakers as City of
Fort Worth, TX, USA Mayor Betsy Price, Megan
L. Wier, director of the San Francisco, CA, USA
Department of Public Health's program on
Health, Equity, and Sustainability and co-chair
of the San Francisco Vision Zero Task Force,
and Matthew Dyrdahl, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator.
Additionally, ITE has continued to develop
health-related webinars and other on-demand learning materials for use by its
members and professionals within the broader
transportation community. This includes several webinars in 2017 on identifying linkages
between transportation and health, and will

continue in 2018 with webinars that showcase
agency experiences and community transportation projects which encourage active,
healthy transportation choices. It also includes
the release of a handbook in November 2017
focused on context-sensitive transportation
design for multimodal corridors, for which
safety and health considerations are emphasized as key factors in the planning and
programming processes.
Finally, building on the success of the plenary speakers and a session track geared
around transportation and health at the
2017 Joint ITE/CITE Annual Meeting and
Exhibit in Toronto, ON, Canada, the 2018
Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great
Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit
in Minneapolis, MN, USA will include several
technical sessions that touch on this area.
ITE is committed for the long haul to ensuring that transportation planning, design,
and operations best practices include primary consideration for impacts on personal
health and community livability, and we look
forward to sharing more related news and
resources with our members over the course
of 2018 and beyond. itej

Health and Transportation Resources
ITE members interested in the transportation and health topic are invited to contact Tracy
Shandor, P.E., PTOE at Tracy.Shandor@kimley-horn.com for more information and to join the
Transportation and Health Task Force Technical Working Group.
ITE Learning Hub Webinars
Connecting Transportation and Health Goals: Diagnosing the Problem
www.pathlms.com/ite/courses/4449
Linking Transportation and Health Goals - Resources for Practitioners
www.pathlms.com/ite/courses/4752

Implementing Context Sensitive Design Handbook
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal May 2018

President’s Message
Director’s Message
People in the Profession
ITE News
ITE, FHWA, and Carmanah Rally to Keep Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons in Our Safety Toolbox
Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?
ITE’s Transportation and Health Initiative
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Industry News
Calendar
Where in the World?
Member to Member: Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND
Countermeasures Prove Effective in Reducing Bicycle Collisions
Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability
Factors Affecting Vehicle Passing Distance and Encroachments While Overtaking Cyclists
Measuring the Success of Modal Shift: The Impact on Last Mile Connectivity
Professional Services Directory
ITE Journal May 2018 - 1
ITE Journal May 2018 - 2
ITE Journal May 2018 - 3
ITE Journal May 2018 - President’s Message
ITE Journal May 2018 - 5
ITE Journal May 2018 - Director’s Message
ITE Journal May 2018 - 7
ITE Journal May 2018 - People in the Profession
ITE Journal May 2018 - 9
ITE Journal May 2018 - 10
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE News
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE, FHWA, and Carmanah Rally to Keep Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons in Our Safety Toolbox
ITE Journal May 2018 - Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?
ITE Journal May 2018 - 14
ITE Journal May 2018 - 15
ITE Journal May 2018 - 16
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE’s Transportation and Health Initiative
ITE Journal May 2018 - 18
ITE Journal May 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal May 2018 - Industry News
ITE Journal May 2018 - 21
ITE Journal May 2018 - Where in the World?
ITE Journal May 2018 - 23
ITE Journal May 2018 - 24
ITE Journal May 2018 - 25
ITE Journal May 2018 - 26
ITE Journal May 2018 - Member to Member: Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND
ITE Journal May 2018 - 28
ITE Journal May 2018 - Countermeasures Prove Effective in Reducing Bicycle Collisions
ITE Journal May 2018 - 30
ITE Journal May 2018 - 31
ITE Journal May 2018 - 32
ITE Journal May 2018 - 33
ITE Journal May 2018 - 34
ITE Journal May 2018 - Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability
ITE Journal May 2018 - 36
ITE Journal May 2018 - 37
ITE Journal May 2018 - 38
ITE Journal May 2018 - 39
ITE Journal May 2018 - Factors Affecting Vehicle Passing Distance and Encroachments While Overtaking Cyclists
ITE Journal May 2018 - 41
ITE Journal May 2018 - 42
ITE Journal May 2018 - 43
ITE Journal May 2018 - 44
ITE Journal May 2018 - 45
ITE Journal May 2018 - Measuring the Success of Modal Shift: The Impact on Last Mile Connectivity
ITE Journal May 2018 - 47
ITE Journal May 2018 - 48
ITE Journal May 2018 - 49
ITE Journal May 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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