Health economic assessment tools (HEAT) for walking and cycling -transport infrastructure and policies: Methodology and user guide

The promotion of cycling and walking for everyday physical activity not only promotes health but can also have positive effects on the environment. This booklet summarizes the tools and guidance developed to facilitate this shift: the methodology for the economic assessment of transport infrastructure and policies in relation to the health effects of walking and cycling; systematic reviews of the economic and health literature; and guidance on applying the health economic assessment tools and the principles underlying it.

This methodology and user guide will be of key interest to professionals at both national and local levels: transport planners, traffic engineers, and special interest groups working on transport, walking, cycling or the environment, as well as health economists, physical activity experts and health promotion experts

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Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Tools
Built environment (housing, transport, urban planning), Environment, climate change, Governance, Health in All Policies, Economy of Wellbeing, Health Impact Assessment, sustainable development, Non-communicable diseases, alcohol, nutrition, obesity, cancer, smoking, physical activity

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