During the lockdown phase in many cities across the world there have been significant shifts towards active mobility modes, along with drastic reductions in motorised transport. These shifts were accompanied by multiple health and environmental benefits. There were reductions in road traffic injuries, emissions of transport-related air pollution and greenhouse gases, noise and traffic congestion, as well as opportunities for people to be more physically active during times when the need to spend more time indoors makes this more difficult.
Will these experiences stimulate a broader re-thinking of transport systems to “build back better” and open up a future of safe, healthy and sustainable transport, which is also more flexible and resilient to possible future shocks? Or is there a risk that the necessary investments might be de-prioritised due to the current economic crisis?
These issues will be at the core of a Webinar organised by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH), in cooperation with the European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF) and the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European programme (THE PEP).
The webinar will take place on 24 June 2020 at 11:00-12;30 CEST.
To register for webinar, please visit the event registration page.