Economic analyses of transport infrastructure and policies including health effects related to cycling and walking: a systematic review

Nick Cavill, Sonja Kahlmeier, Harry Rutter, Francesca Racioppi, Pekka Oja

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Abstract

We reviewed published and unpublished studies that presented the findings of an economic valuation of an aspect of transport infrastructure or policy, and included data on walking and/or cycling and health effects in the valuation. We included 16 papers, of which three were classified as ‘high; six as ‘moderate’ and seven as ‘low’ quality. There is a wide variation in the approaches taken for including the health effects of physical activity in economic analyses of transport projects. This is not helped by a lack of transparency of methods in many studies. A more standardised approach is called for, including a clearer description of the applied methods and assumptions taken.
LanguageEnglish
Pages291-304
Number of pages14
JournalTransport Policy
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatusPublished - 5 Sep 2008

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Cavill, Nick ; Kahlmeier, Sonja ; Rutter, Harry ; Racioppi, Francesca ; Oja, Pekka. / Economic analyses of transport infrastructure and policies including health effects related to cycling and walking: a systematic review. In: Transport Policy. 2008 ; Vol. 15, No. 5. pp. 291-304.
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