The Danish Health Authority has just released a report on how the urban environment impacts physical activity.
Their perhaps obvious summary is that high accessibility to physical activity options will in general promote physical activity.
The report aligns with our policy to support walkability.
The report aligns with our policy to support infrastructure investment and street space allocation for increased safety.
The report aligns with our policy to support increased urban density.
Yarra doesn’t have to spend a lot of money on consultants to know what needs to be prioritised; expert analysis and guidance is freely available, such as in this report. Council should use the evidence published in the report as justification to increase its budget for walking, cycling and 20-minute neighbourhoods, via LAPM programs, to 10 million per year.
Posted on 5th April 2020