Air quality initiatives
Public transport improvement and integration
Delivering active travel infrastructure
Behaviour change incentives
Settlements that encourage activity and provide connectivity
Transport equality and inclusion
Promoting evidence-based approaches through knowledge and skills transfer
Cross sector collaboration: frameworks and funding
Maximising co-benefits through active planning
Improving the health ‘viability’ of neighbourhoods
Traffic restraint and demand management
Land use, housing, social cohesion and transport
"Physical activity is not currently being prioritised in government policymaking, particularly with regard to low spending on active travel. Increase the cross-departmental government budget for active travel to £20 per head"
British Medical Association
Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for poor health. Air pollution is responsible for more deaths than smoking, and zero carbon policies are urgently needed to combat climate change. The solution? Healthy, active and sustainable travel options.
Prevention rather than cure is now government’s public health priority, and policy makers and planners can make a significant difference to positive health outcomes through boosting the delivery of active travel and better public transport schemes.
The Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit brings together central and local government decision-makers to focus on practical best practice between the public health, transport planning and urban development sectors.
Physical activity can make huge positive inputs to a range of health and inequality challenges, and the UK government has promised cross-departmental action to increase population activity levels.
With more than 60% of councils declaring a Climate Emergency, boosting decarbonisation and resilience have become anchors of community concern, and are ideally placed to be the drivers of a transition to active and low carbon solutions.
The Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summitis all about how local authorities, practitioners and innovators are delivering real-world benefits for citizens, today and tomorrow.
Boosting active and sustainable travel is a clear winner in the current drive to deliver much-needed social and environmental benefits across the population. A key focus will be emerging new opportunities around integrated and collaborative planning, coming forward in the National Planning Policy Framework, The Department for Transport’s updated appraisal guidance, the National Infrastructure Assessment and Public Health England’s vision.
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Exhibiting at Public Health + Sustainable Transport guarantees a place for your organisation at the UK's largest gathering of sustainable transport and public health practitioners.
The event provides the only direct route to the entire network of decision-makers and budget holders responsible for the planning and provision of the full range of sustainable transport initiatives, along with their peers in public health.