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Editorial for special issue ‘Walking and cycling for better transport, health and the environment'

Gerike, Regine; de Nazelle, Audrey; Wittwer, Rico; Parkin, John

Authors

Regine Gerike

Audrey de Nazelle

Rico Wittwer

John Parkin John.Parkin@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Transport Engineering



Abstract

Walking and cycling for transport have gained considerable importance in research and policy making in recent years. Empirical research on correlates of active travel is increasing at a significant pace. Attention has spread from an initially quite dominating focus on cycling now also to include walking and integrated approaches. It has also extended beyond single disciplinary investigations to
inter- and transdisciplinary research. Very encouragingly, research now takes place across the globe, rather than just in countries such as the USA with substantial cycling research and European countries with greater affinity with cycling. Policy makers, particularly at the local level, recognise the importance of active travel not only as an efficient means of transport, but also as an important
component of urban planning, quality of life, public health, economic development and environmental quality. There are many parallels between developments in research and practice; for example, in their enlarged geographical scope and in their early firm focus solely on cycling. Policy making for promoting walking and cycling for transport moves increasingly towards integrated approaches that address the whole transport system with all its physical and digital components. These integrated approaches are based on collaborations between the different planning disciplines of transport, urban planning and structure, environment and public health

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2019
Journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Print ISSN 0965-8564
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 123
Pages 1-6
APA6 Citation Gerike, R., de Nazelle, A., Wittwer, R., & Parkin, J. (2019). Editorial for special issue ‘Walking and cycling for better transport, health and the environment'. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 123, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2019.02.010
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2019.02.010
Keywords cycling, walking, health, environment
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2019.02.010
Additional Information Additional Information : This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published version is available here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2019.02.010