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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT APPROACHES

Objective

This project focuses on the systematic promotion and facilitation of active mobility (AM) (i.e. walking and cycling including the combination with public transport use) as an innovative approach to integrate physical activity (PA) into individuals’ everyday lives. In contrast to sports or exercise, AM requires less time and motivation, since AM provides both convenience as a mode of transport, and a healthy lifestyle. As such it has potential to reach parts of the population which have not been receptive to the appeals and benefits of sports and exercise.
The objectives of the project are the following:
• The project will review the literature on AM and identify innovative measures and systematic initiatives to promote AM as well as traffic safety interventions.
• A longitudinal study will be conducted to evaluate the ongoing AM initiatives combined with traffic safety interventions to better understand correlates of AM and their effects on overall PA, injury risk and exposure to air pollution.
• An improved user-friendly tool for more comprehensive health impact assessment (HIA) of AM will be developed.
• The tool will be applied to AM behavior observed in the case study cities and allow the assessment of health and economic impacts of measures.
• The project will also produce a compendium of good practices of AM promotion aimed at decision makers, implementing authorities, businesses, civil society organizations and end users.
• Findings and progress reports will be communicated to diverse target audiences, including policy makers, practitioners, researchers and end-users, through a number of media, i.e. reports, journals, brochures, web-content, workshops and presentations.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 685 327,60

Participants (15)

FUNDACIO CENTRE DE RECERCA EN EPIDEMIOLOGIA AMBIENTAL - CREAL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
University of Zurich
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 718 341,65
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 839 940,75
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 691 630,20
Address
C Rossello 132 Planta 05
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRIVECTOR TRAFFIC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 597 812,20
Address
Aldermansgatan 13
227 64 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 276 919,20
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LONDON BOROUGH OF NEWHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 746,40
Address
Newham Dockside, Dockside Road 1000
E16 2QU London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ROMA SERVIZI PER LA MOBILITA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 186 440
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 60
00143 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 457 270
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 119
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHE SPORTHOCHSCHULE KOLN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 57 780
Address
Am Sportpark Muengersdorf 6
50933 Koln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 166 662,50
Address
Rue Du Trône 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 920
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
GESUNDHEIT OSTERREICH FORSCHUNGS -UND PLANUNGS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 66 029,50
Address
Stubenring 6
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments