Safe walking and cycling in urban areas


Promoting safe walking and cycling is a way to address physical inactivity, one of the risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are responsible for a large part of the disease burden in Europe, and their growth is startling.

This area of activity focuses on:

  • exchanging and disseminating good practices;
  • improving the assessment of health effects from cycling and walking, and of the costs and benefits of promoting non-motorized transport.