#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/18: Shifting from Car-Centric Thinking to People-First Thinking

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Many of our transportation woes are due to lack of realistic options.

American cities have largely designed streets for speeding vehicles rather than for people walking, biking or taking the bus, resulting in high rates of traffic fatalities and injuries; air, water, and land pollution; and limited access to destinations needed to stay healthy and climb the economic ladder.

Although people-first design has numerous social, environmental, health, and economic benefits; current car-centric policies and practices undermine these efforts.

It’s time to better measure and prioritize people-first policies, practices, and projects.

#SaludTues People FirstLet’s use #SaludTues on February 18, 2020, to tweet about how to shift from car-centric thinking to people-first thinking.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Shifting From Car-Centric Thinking to People-First Thinking”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: America Walks (@americawalks); Paula Flores (@Paula_CFlores); Project for Public Spaces (@PPS_Placemaking); and Smart Growth America (@SmartGrowthUSA)
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #dangerousbydesign #safetyoverspeed

We’ll open the floor to science, your experiences and stories, and best practices as we explore:

  • Why traffic fatalities should not be accepted;
  • Benefits of designing streets for people-first; and
  • How to better measure and prioritize people-first improvements and projects.

Use #SaludTues to follow the conversation and share the latest in how transportation is connected to health.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health, San Antonio.

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Pedestrians survive when hit by a car at 40 MPH

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