The Effect of Active Travel on Sustainable Transport Planning: Empirical Evidence from Selected European and African Countries

Aderibigbe, Oluwayemi-Oniya and Gumbo, Trynos (2022) The Effect of Active Travel on Sustainable Transport Planning: Empirical Evidence from Selected European and African Countries. Mobility, Knowledge and Innovation Hubs in Urban and Regional Development. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2022, 27th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 781-790. ISSN 2521-3938

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In recent times, people have been advocating the adoption of active travel such as walking and cycling due to its benefits to the health of human beings and the overall quality of the urban environment. Urban transport, being one of the major challenges to sustainable development, remains the fastest-growing source of carbon emission in major cities of the world, and as a result, there is a need to adopt methods aimed at reducing over-reliance on vehicles, being the major contributor to carbon emission in our environment. Although various scholars have contrasting views on the role of active travel in sustainable planning, it is believed to be beneficial to improve health without necessarily make a significant impact on the economy and built environment. Consequently, this study reviewed literature on active travel use in the developed and developing countries of the world and its impact on sustainable urban transport planning and development. The study adopted the Prisma approach by extracting relevant information from peer-reviewed journal articles and proceedings. Findings from this study revealed that active travel reduces environmental health damage such as global warming as well as air and noise pollution caused by increased reliance on vehicles, and variations exist in the use of active mode in both the developed and developing countries of the world. The study recommends that stakeholders in the transport sector, as well as the government in the developing countries, should provide relevant transport infrastructures that promote and support active travel use in order to achieve sustainable transport growth and development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transportation, Sustainability, Planning, Urban Transport, Active Travel
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 10:52
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2022 14:16

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