|Travel Smart and Your 30
|This is an intervention-program in the municipality of Levanger in Norway. It is aimed at getting more people to choose an active form of transportation when they go to work or leisure activities (bike or walking). The goal is to get people to spend at least 30 minutes a day being active (“Your 30”). Several new biking-paths and walking paths have been established in and around the municipality center. City-bikes have been placed out in the area, easily accessible for the inhabitants.
A second objective in this program is to reduce the use of cars, and thus reduce CO2 emissions and noise from traffic. Ticket-fares at trains and buses are reduced by 75% and buses and trains are installed with areas for bike-parking, so that the travelers can bring their bikes and travel by bus/train part of the distance.
|Living/Green spaces: Improving availability, quality and use, Moving: Cycling, Moving: Public Transportation
|Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability
|General population, Low socio-economic status
|Planned for the future
|This project has been chosen for inclusion because of it has potential to improve both physical and mental health through increasing physical activity levels. It has potential to deliver a healthier local environment by decreased air pollution (emission from cars and buses), and thereby contribute to global environmental sustainability. The Travel Smart and Your 30-practices also have the potential to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and SES groups and thus are focused on health equity. Lastly, the practices have a clear emphasis on changing behavior.
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