Further policy objectives

Further policy objectives that flow from Health on the Move 2

  • To promote cycling
  • To promote a more balanced approach to cycle safety and oppose cycle helmet legislation
  • To promote the train/cycle combination and the development of the railway system
  • To provide professional support to the Living Streets initiative and promote walking
  • To advance understanding of the concept of equilibrium congestion, to support road charging, support opposition to road building and support sustainability and air quality initiatives
  • To develop understanding of  sustainable health-promoting practice in highways engineering
  • To develop understanding of sustainable health-promoting spatial planning
  • To support alternatives to travel and in particular to press for the norm to be a four day working week, one day of which will be at home
  • To oppose development of aviation, to press for its replacement by high speed rail (except across oceans and polar ice pack and in other limited circumstances) and to promote a reasonable degree of limitation and avoidance of optional long distance travel
  • To develop proposals for a national transport web and for a national demand-responsive system
  • To develop thinking about new ways of financing transport infrastructure
  • To develop understanding of, and good practice in, accident prevention and to oppose risk-averse practice
  • To develop understanding of, and good practice in, transport for people with disabilities
  • To promote Parliamentary support for the above goals and to develop draft transport and health legislationTo develop a research network promoting the above goals
  • To develop guidance on transport in health impact assessment
  • To develop an NHS network promoting the above goals
  • To develop a local government network promoting the above goals
  • To develop good practice on transport in public health departments
  • To promote understanding of transport in the medical profession
  • To develop groups in other European nations, to develop the European Committee, and to develop transport and health in European policy