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Special Issue “Walking and Cycling for better Transport, Health and the Environment”

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


Regine Gerike

Audrey de Nazelle

Rico Wittwer

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John Parkin
Professor in Transport Engineering


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


Gerike, R., de Nazelle, A., Wittwer, R., & Parkin, J. (2019). Special Issue “Walking and Cycling for better Transport, Health and the Environment”. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 123, 1-6.

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Feb 26, 2019
Online Publication Date Mar 13, 2019
Publication Date May 1, 2019
Deposit Date May 9, 2019
Publicly Available Date Mar 14, 2020
Journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Print ISSN 0965-8564
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 123
Pages 1-6
Keywords cycling, walking, health, environment
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