A series of academic articles on active travel, urban transport and its impact on health, air pollution, road safety, the climate emergency and inequality.

Benefits of active travel

Cycling and walking to work lowers risk of cancer, heart disease and death – new research

How major cities are trying to keep people walking and cycling


People from poorer communities and ethnic minority groups are more likely to killed or injured on the road

Low-traffic schemes benefit most-deprived Londoners

Community safety

Low-traffic neighbourhoods linked to lower levels of street and violent crime

The impact of low traffic neighbourhoods on fire service emergency response times

Road safety

Injuries in road collisions reduced in low traffic neighbourhoods

Benefits of school streets

Active commuting could make children's return to school better for their health and the planet

Twenty times more English children could cycle to school with better transport planning

Schoolchildren helped redesign a city to cut air pollution and climate warming

Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it

Air quality

Air pollution from brake dust may be as harmful as diesel exhaust on immune cells

Green corridors protect cyclists and pedestrians from pollution

Drivers are exposed to the highest levels of harmful air pollution – and taxi drivers are most at risk

London air pollution is restricting children's lung development – new research

Air pollution may be damaging children's brains – before they are even born

The climate emergency

Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities

Obsessing over electric cars is impeding the race to net zero: More active travel is essential

Freight deliveries

Cargo bikes can deliver goods and services faster and cleaner than vans

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