Transport planning

The impacts which decisions about transport have on health and the environment have so far not been fully recognized. The wellbeing of communities must be put first when preparing and making decisions regarding transport and infrastructure policies.
Transport plays a major part in life today, contributing to quality of life, access to goods and services, and economic and social development. However, the current patterns of transport, dominated by road motor vehicles, are not sustainable and have significant adverse impacts on health and the environment. The potential benefits of sustainable transport have not been adequately explored.
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities