Prevalence of walking and cycling for transport is low and varies greatly across countries. Few studies have examined neighborhood perceptions related to walking and cycling for transport in different countries. Therefore, it is challenging to prioritize appropriate built-environment interventions. The aim of this study was to examine the strength and shape of the relationship between adults’ neighborhood perceptions and walking and cycling for transport across diverse environments.

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The lack of road safety remains a major challenge in many urban areas, although high levels of road safety are a prerequisite for the attractiveness of cycling, walking and public transport. GIZ publishes the new publication “Towards more livable and safer cities: Examples for save safe road infrastructure design”.

As Delhi's odd-even scheme prepares to make a comeback in April 2016, India Environment Poratl takes a look at what modes of transport, if any, India uses to get to work.

A population-based propensity-score matched cohort study design was used based on the Ontario population from the Canadian Community Health Survey (2001-2010). Participants were adults aged 20 years or older who moved from a low walkability neighborhood (defined as any neighborhood with a Walk Score<90) to either a high (Walk Score≥90) or another low walkability neighborhood. The incidence of hypertension was assessed by linking the cohort to administrative health databases using a validated algorithm. Propensity-score matched Cox proportional hazard models were used.

Cities Safer by Design is a global reference guide to help cities save lives from traffic fatalities through improved street design and smart urban development. Over 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes globally, mostly pedestrians, and that number is growing every year.

Prevalence of walking and cycling for transport is low, varying greatly across countries. Few studies have examined neighborhood perceptions related to walking and cycling for transport in different countries. Therefore it is challenging to prioritize appropriate built environment interventions. The aim of this study was to examine the strength and shape of the relationship between adults’ neighborhood perceptions and walking and cycling for transport across diverse environments.

Non-motorized transport in the form of walking, cycling and cycle rickshaws plays an important role in Indian cities. It is the primary mode of transport for the urban poor, and at the same time a climate and environmentally friendly form of transport.

The document reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning.

The Chennai Corporation Council approved a non-motorised transport (NMT) policy to promote walking, cycling, cycle rickshaws, pushcarts and other forms of mobility powered by humans. The civic body has set a target of increasing the mode share for pedestrians and cyclists to at least 40 per cent by 2018.

Childhood obesity remains a prominent public health problem. Walkable built environments may prevent excess weight gain. The objective of the study was to examine the association of walkable built environment characteristics with body mass index (BMI) z-score among a large sample of children and adolescents.

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