2013 - 2017


The aim? To show how promoting active mobility can lead to a healthier, more physically active population.

The 4-year PASTA project focused on the systematic promotion and facilitation of active travel (i.e., walking, woman in brown coat riding on black bicycle on road during daytimecycling and public transport use) as an innovative approach to inserting physical activity into individuals’ everyday lives. A longitudinal study was conducted across 7 cities to evaluate the ongoing active travel initiatives to better understand the correlates of active travel and in particular their effects on overall physical activity, injury risk and exposure to air pollution. Based on the study findings, existing research, and the World Health Organisation’s Health Economic Assessment Tool for walking and cycling (HEAT) an improved tool for health impact assessment of active travel was developed.

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The project was funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport through the FP7 Programme.

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