“Active Travel for Healthy Cities” workshop

By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 13 Jul 2017
Thursday 19 October 2017 at 09:00
Paris, France
Language: English
Past event

The workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” aims to present the new Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) and city case studies of the use of HEAT to help decision makers and practitioners develop sound transport policy and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).

A panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds ranging from transport planning to public health will introduce the latest research-based evidence linking the health benefits of increased physical activity and public transport usage/supply with measures to encourage active travel and create healthier urban environments.

The Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT), which is used to conduct an economic assessment of the health benefits of walking and/or cycling, will be presented step-by-step via the online platform. This will include information on implementation at the local level and how outcomes have informed sustainable transport planning.

The "new" HEAT will include modules on air quality, crashes, and carbon emissions. Visit the website to find out more about HEAT: pastaproject.eu/resources/hia-tool/

Moreover, new approaches and good practice examples for encouraging active travel and the design of more liveable public space will be presented by European cities.

The event is being organised by Polis network and PASTA project, in partnership with Autonomy’s Urban Mobility Summit on Thursday 19 October in Paris at La Grande Halle de La Villette.