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Transport and health: A personal and UK perspective

Davis, Adrian



Carey Curtis


Starting in an era where three quantifiable impacts of road transport were viewed as the sum total of impacts – casualties and air and noise pollution – from the embryo of the evolving transport and health interdisciplinary field is charted from the perspective of a UK actor in the field. A number of key events are described, from the highlighting of chronic as well as acute health impacts, the damage from sedentary car-based lifestyles, and re-appraisals of prior assumptions. The role of key agencies include the British Medical Association and the World Health Organisation as trusted brands in helping to convey new understanding as to the health impacts of road transport as the inter-disciplinary scientific field has expanded.

Acceptance Date Feb 4, 2020
Publication Date Dec 10, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 24, 2021
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages 48-57
Series Title Research Handbooks in Transport Studies
Book Title Handbook of Sustainable Transport
Chapter Number 6
ISBN 978 1 78990 046 0
Keywords Physical activity, intersectoral collaboration, chronic impacts, co-benefits
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