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No 181 Can environmental improvement change the population distribution of walking

No 181 Can environmental improvement change the population distribution of walking

Dr Adrian Davis Top line: Environmental improvement can encourage the less active to take up walking for transport, as well as encouraging those who were already active to walk more. Evidence addressing the origins of disease supports an association between physical activity and lower risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mortality, but many people remain … Continued

No 180 Insights on disruption as opportunities for transport policy change

No 180 Insights on disruption as opportunities for transport policy change

Dr Adrian Davis Top line: The population may be far more adaptable to major change than the policy process currently assumes. People adapt to transport and non-transport policy measures in ways which go beyond retiming and rerouting options that transport planners work with. Well-managed cities are unlikely to occur by chance and are more likely … Continued

No 179 Suburban rail stations, walking distance and other key determinants

No 179 Suburban rail stations, walking distance and other key determinants

Dr Adrian Davis Top line: Safety and security are the most influential factors regarding pedestrian access to suburban rail stations. Making environments within walking distance of suburban rail stations walkable has been a particular concern in terms of increasing sustainable transport mode share. With the goal of making more walkable urban environments, studies on pedestrian … Continued

No 178: More evidence as to the importance of co-benefits of climate change mitigation

No 178: More evidence as to the importance of co-benefits of climate change mitigation

Dr Adrian Davis Top line: A growing body of research demonstrates that the co-benefits of climate policy are very significant, and can partly or fully offset the cost of climate mitigation. Climate policy is typically evaluated in terms of costs per tonne of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions avoided (marginal abatement cost). However, this narrow … Continued

No. 177: Knowledge Translation for evidence-informed road safety

No. 177: Knowledge Translation for evidence-informed road safety

Dr Adrian Davis Top line: There are significant future road safety gains to be made by more effective use of Knowledge Translation & Exchange (KTE) through improved policy and practice. The general aim of KTE is to promote effective and efficient policies, practices and research investments by reducing the gap between what we know and … Continued

No: 176 Play Streets during school vacations

No: 176 Play Streets during school vacations

Dr Adrian Davis Top line: The introduction of a Play Street, leading to a safe play space near home, is an effective intervention at neighbourhood level to increase urban children’s moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity and decrease sedentary time during summer vacations. Physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits in children. More sedentary time is … Continued

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