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Online training: Assessing the economic impact of active travel

03 November 2014

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced new dates for live online training of HEAT, the health economic assessment tool to appraise the economic savings and impact of transport infrastructure and policies in relation to the health effects of walking and cycling.

HEAT for walking and cycling is an online resource to estimate the economic savings resulting from reductions in mortality as a consequence of regular cycling or walking. Results from HEAT can be used as inputs to cost-benefit-analyses, comprehensive health impact assessments or to make the case for new investment.

The live online trainings in English and German are free and open to local and regional authorities, urban and transport planners, researchers, advocacy groups.

In English:

25 November 2014, 4pm (UK time)

16 December 2014, 9.30am (UK time)

13 January 2015, 12pm (UK time) – cycling only, in collaboration with ECF

3 February 2015, 2pm (UK time)

25 March 2015, 2pm (UK time)

In German:

13 November @ 15:00 (CET)

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