“The main message emerging from this new comprehensive global assessment is that premature death and disease can be prevented through healthier environments – and to a significant degree. Analysing the latest data on the environment-disease nexus and the devastating impact of environmental hazards and risks on global health, backed up by expert opinion, this report covers more than 100 diseases and injuries.” Here is a comprehensive report to support advocacy efforts related to the built environment. See pages 69 onwards for physical activity evidence and road injuries. Including:
“Estimates based on figures from Norway show that a variety of road improvements are of proven cost-benefit: €1 spent on simple road markings saves society €1.50, €1 spent on upgrading marked pedestrian crossings saves €14, pedestrian bridges or underpasses save €2.50 for every €1 spent and guard rails along the roadside save €10 for every €1 spent (European Transport Safety Council, 2003; Sethi et al, 2007). Further data from Norway indicate that the socioeconomic benefits of establishing a coherent network of routes for pedestrians and cyclists are at least four to five times the costs; area-wide traffic-calming measures show benefits 15% higher than costs, and the introduction of pedestrianized streets is estimated to be 20% higher than the costs (Elvik et al, 2009).”
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