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Urban Insight report: Which way now? Healthy options for our streets and cities

How can we improve air quality, increase social cohesion, and stimulate shared and efficient mobility? Currently in our European cities about 70 percent of people breathe dangerous air, according to the European Environmental Agency and 1 million deaths occur annually due to physical inactivity, states the World Health Organisation.

At the centre of the latest report from Sweco, Urban Insight, is “shared speed” – a new design strategy that aims to increase urban health and well-being and make the city’s various modes of transport, from driving to walking, more equal. This report provides insights from diverse fields – mobility planning, urban planning, and sociology – on how to combine social sciences and engineering to achieve a shift towards sustainable and healthy mobility.

To the Insight report