So let’s make entry to nature for these identical communities simpler for the well being advantages nature supplies too. Exposure to nature (by way of expanded transit connections to parks and greenspace) has been linked to decreasing blood strain, reducing the chance of coronary heart illness and boosting the immune system. A 2019 research discovered that individuals who spend two hours exterior per week report constructive results on their general well being and well-being in comparison with those that don’t.
Sharon Musa, our Los Angeles Urban to Wild program specialist, calls the Transit to Trails Act “a breath of fresh air for communities struggling with obesity, asthma, diabetes and other illnesses related to inactivity.”
Transit fairness can shut the character hole and make it simpler for all folks to get to parks and different pure areas, whereas combating injustice and enhancing the well being and well-being of our communities.
If you need to study in regards to the difficulties in accessing nature by way of transit, strive taking public transit to a trailhead close to you! (And you’ll want to #RecreateResponsibly!) It’s a good way to witness some of these issues first-hand, whereas additionally figuring out close-by options. Take some footage and movies and time how lengthy it takes — then ship an e-mail to [email protected] along with your story. We’d love to listen to from you!