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Mobility and health

How people and goods are moved and transport infrastructure is designed has an impact  on our health.

Infrastructure design that favours car use reduces walking and cycling, and high speeds increase risks of accidents and fatalities. Promotion of active transport modes (walking and cycling) can improve the health of people, and reduction of air pollution reduces the incidence of pollution-related health problems.

2014 Polis position paper: Securing the beneftis of active travel in Europe,
3 December 2014

Polis position paper on health and transport,
March 2012

 

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