Integrating health benefits into transportation planning and policy in India

Typical transport investment and policy proposals in India may consider factors such as connectivity with surrounding areas, land use and socioeconomic impacts, available funding, and the level of support from local stakeholders. All too often, these assessments consistently overlook the health impacts of transport. Despite this, there is a consistent and powerful connection between transport and health. This issue brief aims to develop an appropriate methodology for assessing the health impacts from urban transportation projects, plans, and policies in the Indian context.