Walk- and cycle friendly environments: how do we start?

01 December 2021 → 30 November 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Virtual reality and related simulation
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Environmental health and safety
    • Health promotion and policy
    • Preventive medicine
    • Primary health care
  • Engineering and technology
    • Structural design
    • Transport design
    • Urban and regional design
    • Urban and regional planning policy, instruments and legislation
walking vulnerable road users physical activity physical environment health Built environment safety cycling infrastructure all age groups active transport
Project description

In Europe, there is still much to be gained in the field of active transport, as 50% of all car trips are shorter than 5 kilometers and 40% even shorter than 2.5km. To encourage walking/cycling for transport, optimizing the environment is the number one priority. The (re)design of walking/cycling friendly neighborhoods faces many challenges. Therefore, we want to guide local authorities in their choices to make neighborhoods more mobility-friendly. First, by disseminating our scientific evidence in the form of a fact sheet, we can ensure that well-considered decisions are made when (re)designing neighborhoods. Second, as a research institution, we would like to join an existing network, so that recent research results can be communicated faster to the right authorities and thus be more easily integrated into practice. Third, all partners involved will be brought together at a “Trefdag” to present the fact sheet and stimulate cooperation.