Increasing Walking and Cycling in Cities Roundtable
Roundtable participants reviewed the benefits of increased active mobility and addressed the societal and economic case for increasing active mobility in light of this evidence. They also took stock of policy interventions that contribute to maintaining or increasing walking and cycling across a wide range of contexts and starting points.
Participants also engaged in free-ranging discussions about the primacy of infrastructure in increasing active mobility; the factors that explain high levels of walking or cycling in particular contexts; effective pro-active mobility policies that account for local contexts and different starting points; and how to equitably distribute the benefits of active mobility policies while safeguarding citizens’ participation in urban life.
This Roundtable was part of the ITF’s 2022-23 Programme of Work. A report summarising the issues discussed during the Roundtable will be published in 2023.