Active travel for improved public health
Active travel is an approach to travel and transport that focuses on physical activity instead of motorised and carbon-dependent travel. Active travel includes walking, cycling, scooting, roller skating and skateboarding. Active travel is a simple, low-cost and effective way for people who are less physically active to include physical activity in day to day life.
Brighton & Hove Active Travel Forum
The NHS public health team and the council's sustainable transport team run a regular public forum to promote and encourage more active travel in our city. The focus of the forum is on supporting people who are the least active, in order to give the greatest public health benefit. The forum is be open to any public organisation or individual with a role in supporting active travel.
Forums will be held three times a year and will be networking events, with themed agendas and include presentations and demonstrations of local, regional and national initiatives, as well as updates on all things active travel.
The latest forum was held on Wednesday 7 November - follow the links below to see the presentations:
- ‘Healthwalks’ - a local case study [PDF 301kb]
- Supporting active travel to school - promotion, support and resources [PDF 1.67mb]
- Local area walking and cycling statistics - how much are adults in Brighton & Hove doing? [PDF 50kb]
The date for the next forum will be announced shortly.
For further information about the forum, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.