Transport and health
Promoting healthy and sustainable transport options prevents the negative effects of current transport patterns on human health, such as those caused by air pollution and physical inactivity. Cooperation among sectors and high-level political commitment are crucial to ensure that health issues are considered when transport policies are made.Read more
Top storyDecarbonisation – Zero emission mobility starts now!
Taking stock of climate change challenges and the priorities set out in the Paris Agreement, the international Klimaaktiv Mobil conference “Decarbonisation – Zero emission mobility starts now!” took place in Vienna, Austria, on 13–15 July 2016.
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PublicationsHealth economic assessment tool (HEAT) for walking and for cycling (2017) More publications
Data and statistics
30% of car journeys in Europe cover distances of less than 3 km; 50% cover less than 5 km. These distances can be covered within 15–20 minutes by bicycle or 30–50 minutes by brisk walking.More data
Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP)
WHO/Europe carries out most of its transport and health activities within the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP).Read more
Guidance and toolsHealth and economic assessment tool (HEAT) for cycling and walking
HEAT is an online tool to estimate the reduction in mortality resulting from regular cycling or walkingMore guidance and tools
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