Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)


Transport and health are inextricably linked.  Our research evaluates these links to inform transport policy.

Active travel plays a key role in reducing energy demand from the transport sector and the absence of emissions makes a positive contribution to local air quality. Improved safety and accessibility of transport systems can make further positive contributions to public health. 

Our research under the Health theme includes: 

  • Active travel - how to encourage walking and cycling
  • Exposure to air and noise pollutants associated with the transport system
  • Impact of transport policies on public health
  • Road and pedestrian safety
  • Social isolation, access to healthcare and other quality of life issues

For further information, please contact: Dr James Tate or Dr Eva Heinen