Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hamilton, Ontario - More #publictransit means more walking, means better health

Health of Hamilton residents tied to transit improvements, medical experts say - Hamilton: "Improving Hamilton's transit system will be integral to improving the overall health of people in the city in the coming years, experts say.

“Strengthening our public transit system has a great city-wide benefit,” said Dr. Ninh Tran, Hamilton's associate medical officer of health. “It's an overall public health impact.”

Tran says those improvements include augmenting access to public transit and getting more people to use the system regularly, along with more incentives to walk and bike.

And a little goes a long way. Tran says that regular transit use (excluding biking) gets people walking an additional 8.3 minutes a day compared to non-transit users."

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