Rebecca Jones, MD - Transportation & Health Advocate
Rebecca Jones, MD is a lifelong advocate of healthy transportation.
A member of 350VT and 350.org as well as physician organizations Doctors for America and National Physicians Alliance, Rebecca believes in a common sense approach to health care that empowers individuals and communities to support healthy, active lives while reducing their carbon footprint.
Inspired by the sense of agency and empowerment she gained from her own experiences walking and bicycling as a child in her hometown of Lexington, Massachusetts, she believes in transforming commuting into an experiential and life affirming process--one that recognizes the emotional and physical well being obtained from a transportation infrastructure that actively supports walking and biking, and promotes reduced personal car use.
Rebecca has continued to develop the “transportation CSA” concept, drawing on a theme that is strongly based on the successes of the food movement. Her goal is to inspire people to think of their daily commute as an opportunity to easily include physical activity into the daily routine, while avoiding the carbon pollution, community disruption and physical and emotional issues inherent in personal car use. Electronic assist bicycles are a fantastic way to reduce barriers to bicycle commuting in Vermont -- plus they are really fun!
She founded the Vermont Greenprint for Health as a guide to lead communities away from relying on the medical system and toward policy and infrastructure that remove barriers and improve access to those things necessary for a healthy and productive life: healthy food, safe and strong community, emotional well being, and of course transportation that upholds safe walking and biking.
Rebecca has been practicing Dermatology in the Brattleboro area since 2000.