Supporting Policy and Action for Active Environmen..
Supporting Policy and Action for Active Environments
Start date: Jan 1, 2015,
End date: Dec 31, 2017
Healthy active urban environments are towns and cities where the policies, design, layout and culture supports physically active movement as part of everyday life. Walking and cycling are the default modes of transport; citizens of healthy active urban environments instinctively reach for their walking shoes not their car keys when they leave home. Traffic speeds are slow and green space is plentiful, encouraging children to play outdoors, and people to make active use of their leisure time. The physical environment has an influence on social norms: in healthy active urban environments it is normal to be active. The SPAcE project will link together 10 project partners to achieve the objective of developing sustainable active urban environments in cities and towns across the EU. These chosen partners possess the expertise, competencies and desire needed to produce the project objectives and outputs: • a consensus of evidence and practice symposium; • active environment city/town action plans; • implementation and evaluation of the action plans • EU-wide guidance documents, available in 8 languages. The guidance documents will provide a structured approach for local and national governments to develop active environments in other towns and cities across Europe.
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