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Polis workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities”

19 October 2017 La Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris, France

Polis organised the workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” during Autonomy’s Urban Mobility Summit in Paris. The workshop aimed to present the new Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) for walking and cycling, and city case studies of the use of HEAT to support sound transport policy and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).

Polis in cooperation woth PASTA project, hosted the Tool makers session: “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” on 19 October during Autonomy’s Urban Mobility Summit.

The workshop aimed to present the latest research-based evidence linking health benefits of increased physical activity and transport, and measures to encourage active travel and create healthier urban environments.

The Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) to conduct an economic assessment of the health benefits of walking or cycling was presented step-by-step via the new online platform, including implementation at the local level and how outcomes have informed sustainable transport planning.

New approaches and good practice examples to encourage active travel and design more liveable public space were presented by European cities, notably Transport for London, Transport for Greater Manchester, and Ile-de-France.

When & where

Wednesday, October 19, 2017 from 11:15 to 12:45. Stage: STUDIO

Location: Paris at La Grande Halle de La Villette

Event date: The Pro days: 19-20 October (B2B - B2G) - Public day: 21 October (B2C).

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