Good for health
Active mobility, in the form of walking and cycling as a means of transport, is a highly promising approach to integrate physical activity into individuals' daily lives. In contrast to formal sport and exercise, active mobility requires less time and motivation and has the potential to reach out to a large segment of the population who are physically inactive. Thirty minutes of daily cycling or walking is associated with reduced mortality in the range of 30 percent.
Good for the environment and for liveable cities
Active mobility is an environmentally sustainable form of travel and it is a powerful approach to decrease noise pollution and the emissions of greenhouse gases. Active mobility does not pose any major road safety threats to other road users and it contributes to a more calm and inclusive urban environment. It provides individuals with low cost mobility over short to medium distances in cities and, in combination with public transport, also over longer distances.
Increasing active mobility in cities will help to solve both environmental and health challenges while creating a more liveable, vibrant and attractive city with less congestion.