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PASTA - Physical Activity through sustainable transport approaches

Project Leader
Raser Elisabeth, Project Leader
Contact person:
Uhlmann Tina
Duration:
01.11.2013-31.10.2017
Type of Research
Basic Research
Staff
Meschik Michael, Co-worker
Uhlmann Tina, Co-worker
Wegener Sandra, Co-worker
Gaupp-Berghausen Mailin, Co-worker
Katzengruber Karin, Co-worker (bis 31.07.2015)
Riegler Sebastian, Co-worker
Rösel Inka, Co-worker (bis 30.11.2016)
Wenng Hannah, Co-worker (bis 14.10.2017)
Boersen Lukas, Co-worker (bis 30.06.2015)
Beyer Bartana Ilil, Co-worker (bis 31.01.2016)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Transport Studies
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
Abstract
This project focuses on the systematic promotion and facilitation of active mobility (AM) (i.e. walking and cycling including the combination with public transport use) as an innovative approach to integrate physical activity (PA)
into individuals’ everyday lives. In contrast to sports or exercise, AM requires less time and motivation, since AM
provides both convenience as a mode of transport, and a healthy lifestyle. As such it has potential to reach parts
of the population which have not been receptive to the appeals and benefits of sports and exercise.
The objectives of the project are the following:
• The project will review the literature on AM and identify innovative measures and systematic initiatives to
promote AM as well as traffic safety interventions.
• A longitudinal study will be conducted to evaluate the ongoing AM initiatives combined with traffic safety
interventions to better understand correlates of AM and their effects on overall PA, injury risk and exposure to air
pollution.
• An improved user-friendly tool for more comprehensive health impact assessment (HIA) of AM will be
developed.
• The tool will be applied to AM behavior observed in the case study cities and allow the assessment of health
and economic impacts of measures.
• The project will also produce a compendium of good practices of AM promotion aimed at decision makers,
implementing authorities, businesses, civil society organizations and end users.
• Findings and progress reports will be communicated to diverse target audiences, including policy makers,
practitioners, researchers and end-users, through a number of media, i.e. reports, journals, brochures,
web-content, workshops and presentations.
Keywords
traffic planning; accident research; traffic accidents medicine; environmental medicine;
Publications

Wegener, S; Horvath, I; Anaya, E; Nieuwenhuijsen, M; Int Panis, L; Götschi, T; Uhlmann, T (2015): Improving health by boosting active mobility.

WALK21 VIENNA 2015, STEPPING AHEAD, XVI International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities, OCT 20-23, 2015, Vienna, AUSTRIA

** Dons, E; Götschi, T; Nieuwenhuijsen, M; de Nazelle, A; Anaya, E; Avila-Palencia, I; Brand, C; Cole-Hunter, T; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Kahlmeier, S; Laeremans, M; Mueller, N; Orjuela, JP; Raser, E; Rojas-Rueda, D; Standaert, A; Stigell, E; Uhlmann, T; Gerike, R; Int Panis, L; Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA): protocol for a multi-centre, longitudinal study..

BMC Public Health. 2015; 15(1):1126 WoS PubMed PUBMED Central FullText FullText_BOKU

Wegener, S; Unbehaun, W (2015): Jeder Schritt zählt - werden Sie aktiv(er)!.

MiniMed Studium, 09.12.2015, Eisenstadt

Meschik, M; Uhlmann, T; Wegener, S (2015): Cycling and walking for health - Strategies and conditions to increase active mobility in European municipalities.
[Velo-City 2015; Cycling: Future Maker, Nantes, FRANCE, JUNE 2-5, 2015]

In: Billaudeau, P; La Cité Nantes Events Center, Conference proceedings, http://www.velo-city2015.com

** Gerike, R; de Nazelle, A; Nieuwenhuijsen, M; Panis, LI; Anaya, E; Avila-Palencia, I; Boschetti, F; Brand, C; Cole-Hunter, T; Dons, E; Eriksson, U; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Kahlmeier, S; Laeremans, M; Mueller, N; Orjuela, JP; Racioppi, F; Raser, E; Rojas-Rueda, D; Schweizer, C; Standaert, A; Uhlmann, T; Wegener, S; Gotschi, T Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA): a study protocol for a multicentre project.

BMJ OPEN. 2016; 6(1): WoS PubMed PUBMED Central FullText FullText_BOKU

Wegener, S; Raser, E; Unbehaun W (2016): Mehr Bewegung durch Zufußgehen und Radfahren im Alltag.

13. Wiener Diabetestag, APR 15, 2016, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen, Elisabeth Raser, Sandra Wegener (2016): Physische Aktivität durch nachhaltige Mobilitätsmaßnahmen.

X. Österreichische Fachkonferenz für FußgängerInnen 2016, JUN 16-17, 2016, Baden, AUSTRIA

Raser, E; Sandra, W; Gaupp-Berghausen, M (2016): PASTA - Increasing sustainable transport as a step towards an active and healthy city . [Poster]

" The next generation of intermodal mobility services " Final conference, Guide2Wear project, JUN 13, 2016, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Raser, E; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Wegener, S (2016): Step by Step towards healthy and walkable cities: How active mobility serves transport and public health.

Walk21, OCT 3-7, 2016, Hong Kong, CHINA

Raser, E; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Wegener, S (2016): PASTA - Increasing sustainable transport as a step towards an active and healthy city. [Poster]

mobil.TUM 2016 "Transforming Urban Mobility", JUN 6-7, 2016, Munich, GERMANY

Raser, E; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Wegener, S (2016): WORKSHOP: Active Mobility - A step towards a healthy lifestyle.

European Public Health Conference, NOV 9 - 12, 2016, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Wegener, S; Raser, E; Gaupp-Berghausen M (2016): Step by step towards healthy cities: How active mobility serves transport and public health.

EPH European Public Health Conference, NOV 9 - 12, 2016, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Wegener, S; Raser, E (2016): Active transport for healthy and livable cities!.

53rd IMCL International Making Cities Livable Conference, JUN 13 - 17, 2016, Rome, ITALY

Wegener, S; Raser, E; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Anaya, E; de Nazelle, A; Gerike, R; Horvath, I; Iacorossi, F; Int Panis, L; Kahlmeier, S; Nieuwenhuijsen, M; Mueller, N; Rojas Rueda, D; Sanchez, J; Rothballer, C (2017): Active mobility - the new health trend in smart cities, or even more?.
[22nd International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society, Vienna, AUSTRIA, SEPT 13-9, 2017]

In: Manfred SCHRENK, Vasily V. POPOVICH, Peter ZEILE, Pietro ELISEI, Clemens BEYER (Eds.), REAL CORP 2017: PANTA RHEI A World in Constant Motion; ISBN: 978-3-9504173-3-3 FullText

Wegener, S; de Nazelle, A (2017): Translating PASTA research for policy and practice. Key factors and lessons learned form literature, stakeholders and cities.

International Cycling Conference 2017, SEPT 20-9, 2017, Mannheim, GERMANY

Raser, E; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Wegener S (2017): What PASTA stands for - Physical Activity trough sustainable Transport Approaches .

International Cycling Conference, SEPT 19-21, 2017, Mannheim, Germany

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