• 22 October 2019

    Transport and Health workshop

    Location: The Lighthouse

    On 22nd October, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Edinburgh Napier University hosted a workshop to explore the health, social and environmental co-benefits arising from more sustainable transport provision and use. 

    Road transport and health has become an increasingly well recognised area for intersectoral collaboration, not least between public health practitioners and transport, town, and land use planners over the past two decades. Within the evidence of positive impacts has grown the understanding of co-benefits. Thus, if we can for example, improve the walking and cycling environments we may see not only less motor traffic congestion and associated pollution impacts on health but also cardiovascular benefits and overall reductions in the disease burden associated with low physical activity populations.

    Introductory presentations provided a stimulus to delegates in seeking to capture these co-benefits in building stronger cases for sustainable transport in the quest for improved health and rapid decarbonisation of the transport sector.

    View the presentations

    Setting a new direction for transport in Scotland 

    Laura Murdoch, Director of Bus, Accessibility and Active Travel, Transport Scotland

    Reviewing the co-benefits of active travel: What do we know?

    Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport and Health, Edinburgh Napier University

    Connecting Communities - Glasgow's Planned Approach 

    Marshall Poulton, Head of Transport Strategy, Glasgow City Council

    The Great NHS Challenge     

    Rebecca Campbell, Speciality Registrar in Public Health (ST4) and Co-Chair SMaSH           

    Download the workshop report and infographic

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