Policy Brief: Addressing Commuting as a Public Health Issue: Strategies Should Differ by Rurality

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Car commuting is a known risk factor for poor health, by contributing to sedentary behavior and air pollution; prevention efforts to reduce car commuting-especially long, solo commutes-are important to improving public health. This brief estimates the rate of solo car commuting and long (>30 minutes) solo car commutes by rurality and urban adjacency, and identifies differences in socio-demographic factors that relate to commuting behavior by geographic location.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jul 2018


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