Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Getting Fat Behind The Wheel?

Thanks to Paul for this item: Could how many miles you drive dictate how fat you are? Some people at the University of Illinois think there might be a relationship between your vehicle miles travelled and obesity and they just released a paper showing the statistics.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.