Good transport planning can improve public health


By URBACT, on April 16th, 2012

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The internet information platform Eltis published a case study with the title: Encouraging Active Travel to Hospitals, London, UK.

Indeed, the National Health Service (NHS) authority in the Tower Hamlets Borough of London has implemented a travel plan as part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, to encourage the use of more active travel to hospitals in the region. Attached to this case study is a Best practice guide on Transport Planning for a healthier lifestyle from Transport for London.

URBACT Active Travel Network has also as one of it’s objectives to combine active travel (walking and cycling) with an increasing of public health. The Danish partner city of Skanderborg is in particular very active to strengthen this approach in their Local action Plan.

Robert Pressl
Active Travel Lead Expert

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