Health Promotion Forum


Walking, cycling and wheeling for well-being, health and the environment

Moderator: Francesca Racioppi, Head, BON Centre for Environment & Health, WHO EURO


  • Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Research Professor and Director, Barcelona Institute for Global Health
  • National representative, EURO
  • Representative from City of Salvador, Brazil 
  • Brian Moonga, Country Director, World Bicycle Relief

Organized by RUN, WHO

Today, walking and cycling are the most environmentally friendly means of mobility yet many people live in areas where urban design, street standards and road safety provide inadequate infrastructure, poor connectivity and threats to safety for pedestrians and cyclists. These real and perceived risks of injury discourage walking and cycling.  This forum will highlight the multiple benefits for human and planetary health from enabling and promoting more walking and cycling and the intersect with sustainable environmental development.

Panel members will share experiences from working at national and city level and through civil society organizations promoting walking wheeling and cycling, in particular through improving urban design and infrastructure to deliver on improved health, the environment and economy. Come to hear how national governments, cities and communities around the globe can meet their diverse and demanding policy ambitions and contribute directly to achieving the SDGs by prioritizing walking and cycling and more active communities.