New Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) Topic Seminar Series launches

A bicyclist in the bike lane with cars passing.

Cyclists pedal in the bike lane on University Avenue during the evening commute. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)

Chris McCahill, Ph.D., M.S., deputy director of the state’s Smart Street Initiative (SSTI) presents the inaugural Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) Topic seminar from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., February 24, in Room 1010 of the Medical Sciences Center. This new series invites experts on transportation to speak about their work and its implications for health.

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Chris McCahill

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McCahill will discuss “Opportunities for Health in Modern Transportation Policy.” He is a national expert on the use of data analytics in transportation and land use policy decisions, and he leads many of SSTI’s technical assistance and research projects. He has written and co-authored numerous studies on urban transportation policy. SSTI promotes transportation practices that advance environmental sustainability and equitable economic development.

Health-Oriented Transportation is is a project of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, designed to foster active, healthy transportation in Wisconsin and across the world. The HOT Topic Seminar Series showcases university and community members who work at the intersection of transportation and health.

The series also includes:

  • March 16: Robert Schneider, associate professor of Urban Planning, UW-Milwaukee, presents “How to Increase Walking and Bicycling: Mode Shift Theory and Supporting Studies”
  • April 20: David Noyce, professor and executive associate dean, College of Engineering, UW-Madison, presents “Safety Impacts of Implementing Complete Streets”
  • May 11: Eric Sundquist, director, State Smart Transportation Initiative

Coffee and cookies will be provided.