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


Cavill, Nick; Kahlmeier, Sonja; Rutter, Harry; Racioppi, Francesca; Oja, Pekka (2008). Economic analyses of transport infrastructure and policies including health effects related to cycling and walking: A systematic review. Transport Policy, 15(5):291-304.

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We reviewed published and unpublished studies that presented the findings of an economic valuation of an aspect of transport infrastructure or policy, and included data on walking and/or cycling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.

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We reviewed published and unpublished studies that presented the findings of an economic valuation of an aspect of transport infrastructure or policy, and included data on walking and/or cycling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.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:12 Jun 2018 16:33
Last Modified:22 Jun 2018 10:35
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0967-070X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2008.11.001

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