Health and innovation: promoting active transport through WalkSmart and CycleSmart

Australia, like many westernised countries, has become less physically active, relies on labour saving technology and has increased consumption of energy dense foods. Health promotion is vital to educate people about their health choices, and the World Health Organization recognises the workplace as a priority setting to do this. Programs which target workplaces to help ease localised congestion such as TravelSmart, also serve as a powerful tool to promote employee health through active transport. This paper will explore the background and idea behind developing WalkSmart and CycleSmart a corporate health program that promotes Active Transport. WalkSmart and CycleSmart attempts to address congestion in workplace based peak traffic and also attempts to curb physical inactivity. The purpose of this paper is to inform of the program functionality also inform of future evaluation. The paper also touches briefly on the TravelSmart Workplaces program in Victoria. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214666.


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  • Accession Number: 01050511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 1877040568
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:33PM