Richard Larouche, a PhD candidate with HALO, recently published a book chapter, “The Environmental and Population Health Benefits of Active Transport: A Review” in the text book, Greenhouse Gases: Emission, Measurement and Management.
Richard’s book chapter is organized in four main sections. First, the impact of various transportation strategies to reduce emissions of GHG and other pollutants are described. Second, the impacts of active transportation (AT) on physical activity, physical fitness and other health related outcomes are summarized. Third the correlates of AT are briefly examined to identify key variables to consider for the promotion of AT as a strategy to reduce GHG emissions and increase physical activity. Finally, the fourth section examines the interrelationships between the environmental and public health impacts of AT.
To download a pdf version of the book chapter, click here.