Traffic and urban planning is a powerful way to promote active mobility in cities. Cycling should be faster, easier and more convenient way to move than using car. Then bicycle is a real alternative and people may more likely choose bicycle instead of car. It requires short cuts to cyclists when car drivers have to make detours. It is enabled in comprehensive traffic network plan that is based on cycling-friendly policy in a city.
Project manager Kalle Vaismaa challenges specialists on sectors of physical activity and health to give more impact to decision making and urban planning to promote cycling and walking in cities. Transport conditions plays a significant role in enabling active mobility in cities.
Read Vaismaa´s presentation in HEPA Europe Conference at Helsinki 22nd October. HEPA is a European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity. HEPA 2013 was arranged by WHO Europe, Fit for life Program (KKI) and UKK Institute.