HEAT - assessing health benefits of walking and cycling

Basic Information

Language

English

Latest update

Price

Free

Tool type

Indicator set Method / Approach Software


Application area

  • Appraisal and assessment
  • Evaluation and monitoring

Target Audience

  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions
  • Other

Summary

The Health Economic Assessment Tool, or HEAT, can be used when planning new infrastructure for cyclists or pedestrians, and provides valuable information for related economic and health impact assessments.

The tool can also help make the case for more investment in cycling and walking facilities by estimating the benefits of achieving national targets or illustrating potential consequences of declines in current levels of cycling or walking. HEAT can also assess a city’s current situation or past investment related to cycling and walking.

HEAT is aimed at professionals at both national and local levels: transport planners, traffic engineers and special interest groups working on transport, walking, cycling or the environment, as well as health economists, physical activity experts and health promotion experts. An updated version of the tool for 2018 has been released, incorporating the latest scientific evidence and additional features.

The HEAT tool is a web-based tool. To access the tool, visit the HEAT website.

Contacts

World Health Organization

heat [at] euro.who.int

covenantofmayors.eu
eltis
EPOMM
European Mobility Week
sump
managenergy
Smart Cities Marketplace
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