Congested roads have notable negative health impacts, such as high levels of air pollution, noise and increased injury risk. 1 By influencing people’s preferred modes of travel, transport policies can have a significant positive impact on population health, for example through measures to:
- reduce motorised traffic
- reduce air pollution
- increase active travel (i.e. walking and cycling)
- improve road safety.
This section provides information related to the health and wellbeing impacts on transport and travel. The section is framed around the following topics:
- Greater London Authority, “Better Environment, Better Health: A GLA guide for
London’s Boroughs, London Borough of Hackney,” 2013.