In its 2016 election statement on transport, ACTCOSS asks that the ACT Government apply a social determinant of health approach to transport policy and planning.
Government investment in transport infrastructure is usually thought of in one of two ways: as addressing the problem of congestion in cities/moving people around the city at times of peak demand, and/or as encouraging people to change their mode of transport and/or adopt more active transport (e.g. walking, cycling). Such approaches to transport ignore the needs of many of residents who experience social disadvantage.
ACTCOSS asks that the government invest in transport infrastructure that will deliver for people experiencing social disadvantage.