Active Transport Research Priorties for Australia
Active transport, such as walking and bike riding, can greatly contribute to improving population health, the environment and the economy. Despite these benefits, the vast majority of commute trips in Australia are by private car. Additionally, only 45% of the Australian adult population and less than one quarter of children meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.
With funding from VicHealth, the Sustainable Mobility and Safety Research Group is working to create a united and collaborative approach to addressing current research knowledge gaps and to define research priorities in active transport in Australia, informed by researchers, practitioners, policy/decision makers and advocates.