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Medical and public health experts agree that being active outside is crucial to maintaining physical and mental health.
However, overcrowding in parks, sidewalks, and on trails can become a serious issue during COVID-19.
Pedestrian safety is also a serious issue because although vehicle travel is down, crashes and fatalities are up.
Cities across the world are responding by temporarily reallocating street space for people walking, biking, rolling, and skating to practice physical distancing from others.
Everyone deserves safe places to be physically active and safe routes to get to essential destinations.
Let’s use #SaludTues on May 26, 2020, to tweet about the importance of equitably sharing streets during a crisis problem.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Equitably Share Streets During COVID-19”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 26, 2020
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Safe Routes National Partnership (@SafeRoutesNow); Rails to Trails Conservancy (@railstotrails); and Tony Garcia (@atgmiami)
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #COVID19Streets
We’ll open the floor to science, your experiences and stories, and best practices as we explore:
- What “share streets,” “open streets,” and “healthy streets” mean;
- How cities can address equity when launching “shared streets” initiatives; and
- How to make “shared streets” more permanent.
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.