Linking with providing and promoting the use of green spaces for physical activity
Due to its strong focus on environmental impacts, sustainable mobility is often understood as a field where traffic and its associated negative impacts are reduced. However, the key focus of activity is mainly on providing conditions for safe and comfortable walking and cycling, as well as the use of public transport (which always includes walking). As walking and cycling use our bodies as propulsion, the term active mobility has been coined abroad to refer to them. It is particularly important to promote active daily mobility, i.e. travelling to school or work, because it also has an impact on an individual's activity habits at other times of the day, i.e. in the field of sport and recreation.
The project will investigate the impact of the availability, accessibility and quality of green spaces on people's physical activity for active mobility. We will focus on several themes. We will look at the environmental quality (air and noise) of the network of pedestrian and cycling links and the potential for using green routes for these links. Another major area will be the provision of independent access to green spaces for children to promote their independence. A third area will be to ensure road safety through separate or parallel infrastructure for walking and cycling along main traffic routes.