Improving the health of the public and reducing health inequalities should be paramount when designing new transport and policies. Evaluating new transport projects and policies can help us to understand the impact they have on health.
This project aims to provide the groundwork for future evaluation studies of large transport projects in the city of London, namely Crossrail and High Speed Rail 2 (HS2). This research will look at the links between the health of the public and changes to transport networks. Then provide guidance to support the design of new transport developments and policy, that focus on the improvement of health and reducing health inequalities.
This will be done through a collaboration that includes local authorities and Transport for London. Research activity will include promoting partnerships, developing evaluation methods, considering current knowledge and writing future research proposals.
This project will place SPHR at the forefront of planning and health research, providing an evidence base on impacts of transport infrastructure and guidance on partnership development for the most optimal approach to health promoting built environments.
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