Access to Transportation

As identified in the 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan, WCHD recognizes the need to improve access to opportunities that improve health outcomes. Transportation access has a big impact on a person’s ability to be healthy, get to a good-paying job, school or the grocery store, access health care services, and stay socially connected. An internal staff team has developed three goals for the Department to address:

  • Ensure vulnerable populations have adequate access to transportation that meets their needs
  • Work towards establishing healthier environments through health in all policies and health in planning (e.g. increasing use of active transportation)
  • Strive for safe integration of multi-modal transportation options in our communities
Make the Ride Happen is a brochure to help connect WC residents to transportation.
Student Access to Public Transportation  is a flier highlighting the benefits of transportation access and its relevance to public health priorities. 

WCHD staff are involved in many transportation-related steering teams and initiatives including: