Health Impact Assessment tool

Under the lead of the WHO, a multidisciplinary group of experts has developed HEAT – a practical tool for the economic assessments of the health effects (a) from cycling and (b) from walking.

This simple, online tool is intended for a wide variety of professionals working in the field of transport, walking, cycling or the environment. It facilitates population-wide assessment, translating the effects of active mobility measures into a quantitative evidence-based, evaluation.

The PASTA project will develop this tool further looking at options to add new functions and modules to produce a new improved version for practical application in the urban context.

Find out more about the current HEAT tool by clicking here


RESEARCH: The health risks and benefits of cycling in urban environments compared with car use: health impact assessment study

Authors: David Rojas-Rueda, Audrey de Nazelle, Marko Tainio, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen

RESEARCH: Health effects of the London bicycle sharing system: health impact modelling study

Authors: James Woodcock, Marko Tainio, James Cheshire, Oliver O’Brien, Anna Goodman


IN BRIEF: Two-page summary series by Dr Adrian Davis from Travel West on key findings for current transport policies and practice in the UK.

Click here to view these factsheets >>

Case studies

IN PRACTICE: The Eltis portal on urban mobility provides a range of case studies on walking and cycling initiatives from across Europe and beyond.

Case studies on walking & cycling >>



IN PICTURES: A collection of infographics on cycling and the relative health impacts.

For more information, click here