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HealthConnections: The Built Environment


How are you spending your time during this period of social distancing? When the weather permits, lots of people are heading outside, whether for a walk around the block or a bike ride down the street.

But those kinds of activities are feasible only where it's safe to walk or bike. In many parts of East Tennessee, streets aren't ideal for anything but cars. On this edition of HealthConnections, Knoxville/Knox County Planning transportation planner Ellen Zavisca shares why it's important to make the built environment safer for people in all modes of getting around.