Polis releases new position paper: Securing the benefits of active travel in Europe

A shift to active travel and public transport can yield immediate health and environmental benefits, much greater than those achievable by focusing only on improving air quality and the local environment through greater fuel and vehicle efficiencies.

The science is not in doubt and clear about the link between transport and health. There is now a need for effective cross-sectoral action, including by European institutions, to realize the multiple benefits of active travel.

Representing local and regional authorities across Europe, Polis today releases its new position paper titled "Securing the benefits of active travel in Europe". The paper calls upon European institutions and other European stakeholder to take action, to make the benefits of active travel central to all relevant European policies and programmes.

Access the position paper.

For more information, please contact Florinda Boschetti,