Globally scalable, open-source tools using open data to plan urban futures in which active transport plays an increasingly prominent role. Our tools are used by the World Health Organization, and enable highly detailed, city-wide estimation of current transport patterns; estimation of response to planned modifications to tranport infrastructure; and conversion of responses into aggregate health and economic terms.
Why Active Transport Futures? Transport planning software was originally designed to plan for motorised transport. The latest scientific evidence shows that this type of planning is no longer sustainable. From a health perspective over-reliance on motor vehicles is damaging, an issue that planning for active transport can address by making physical activity part of everyday life. Active transport also helps cities address related issues of road traffic deaths, greenhouse gas emissions targets and air pollution.