Transport, Health and the Environment are closely linked and have to be necessarily considered in conjunction. Active mobility is key to a more sustainable lifestyle with numerous positive effects on health and the environment.
A better understanding of what works to encourage active mobility, what are its impacts, and how to engage people and stakeholders in recognizing associated benefits and barriers, is needed to help develop solutions towards active mobility promotion. This special issue aims at providing a comprehensive picture of active mobility promotion by gathering state of the art knowledge on these different linkages and how they interact. The hope is to contribute to improving city and transport planning for healthier and more sustainable cities in the future.
Scope of the Special Issue
This Special Issue seeks contributions to advance the state-of-the-art in the various dimensions of active mobility research and explore the future research agenda.
The subjects for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
Determinants of cycling and walking, e. g. related to the individual transport user(s), to the transport system and the built environment, and to the social environment
Impacts of cycling and walking, e. g. on the economy, quality of life, health, safety, air pollution, noise, social inequalities and social capital
Strategies and policies for promoting cycling and walking, e. g. best practice examples and evidence from evaluation studies
Mobility cultures, e. g. social practices and meanings of cycling and walking
Governance, stakeholders and processes
Developing technologies in transport and the future impacts and contributions they may have on active mobility
Papers are welcome that cover more than one theme in interdisciplinary approaches and that deal with cycling and walking in a broad context e. g. with other forms of active mobility, urban and environmental planning, health promotion and road safety management. Geographic as well as contextual diversity in topics is encouraged, particularly as it relates to the promotion of active mobility in emerging societies.