Panelists: (see presentation files below)
- Moderator: Mollie Cohen D'Agostino, MPP, Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, UC Davis
- Dan Woo, MPH, MS, Health Program & Policy Specialist, Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- Alex Ghenis, MPP, Director, Accessible Climate Strategies
- David Rojas-Rueda, MD, MPH, PhD, Environmental Epidemiologist, Colorado State University
- Other Panelists TBD
Transportation is a key factor influencing people’s health and the health of communities, particularly for those facing inequities. Health impacts include those related to traffic safety, air quality, physical activity, and accessibility to health care services and daily needs. Automation and shared mobility could potentially improve public health and safety, or create new (or exacerbate existing) health inequities. This esteemed panel discussed the public health dimensions of the 3 Revolutions, and how transportation policy could be steered to enable safer and more equitable travel, promote supportive environments for physical activity, reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, and increase community resilience in the face of COVID-19, climate change, and other health threats.