The study also makes recommendations for the development of sustainable transport policies based on five central principles:

  • Maximizing transport accessibility for all social groups, genders and income levels, so that all citizens can access health care, education, training and jobs with minimal effort, costs, and journey time;
  • Creating a safe, secure urban environment with the minimum possible risk of death and injury from road accidents;
  • Ensuring that all public health measures deal with the debilitating and costly consequences of air pollution on human health;
  • Freeing up urban road space by improving traffic flow conditions in a way that stimulates economic activity and job creation and avoids the generation of new traffic; and
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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