GIZs new module on Urban Transport and Health (SUTP Module 5g) was launched at the 7th International Congress for Sustainable Transport, hosted by the Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-Mexico) in Mexico City.
The module, written by a team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts using the most up-to-date data available, illustrates the pathways through which urban transportation affects human health. It provides information about instruments to assess the health impacts – or benefits – of transport projects and policies. The module also outlines policies for healthy transport and shows how these can yield important co-benefits with regard to other principles of sustainable transportation, such as greenhouse gas mitigation. Best practices from around the world inform the reader how cities have managed to improve the health and quality of life of their citizens.
The module is available for download here: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2776