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Should our transport system be considered a public health issue?
Wed 19 October 2016, 14:30 – 17:00 BST
As part of Healthy City Week Sustrans is hosting a panel debate to answer the question 'Should our transport system be considered a public health issue?'.
In Bristol, poor air quality is reponsible for 200 deaths per year according to Public Health England and the biggest concern for 47% of parents is road safety, who don't allow their children to walk, cycle or play outside. In 2014 (the most recent year for which full stastistics are available) 8 people were killed, and 113 were seriously injured on Bristol's roads. If these deaths or injuries had occured in any other walk of life, there would have been public outcry and public inquiries to identify and eliminate the causes.
Isn't it time we did the same for transport?
The panel will look at the impact our transport system has on the health of the city and examine the opportunities to create a healthier place. The panel includes:
Dr. Adrian Davis - Co-Director SHINE, visiting professor at UWE and public health expert;
Cllr Mark Bradshaw - cabinet member for transport at Bristol City Council
Mike Harris - Senior Associate Town Planner at Stride Treglown;
James Durie - Executive Director, Business West and;
Zoe Banks Gross - Director Easton Energy Group and leader East Bristol Kidical Mass
Questions from the audience will be chaired by Martin Booth, Editor of Bristol 24/7
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