Type
General Knowledge
Author
Joëlle Auert, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi, Etienne Krug, Tamitza Toroyan, Nhan Tran, Francesca Racioppi, Nino Sharashidze
Organization
WHO
Published in
2020
Submitted by
IRF
Related theme(s)
COVID-19, Urban Mobility
Region
All Regions
Country
All Countries

Supporting healthy urban transport and mobility in the context of COVID-19

Supporting healthy urban transport and mobility in the context of COVID-19 is part of the World Health Organization’s sustained effort to provide up-to-date guidance on COVID-19 to Member States. It explains ways through which existing WHO guidance on physical distancing and hygiene measures can be implemented in the transport sector. It specifies what national and local governments, transport operators and commuters can do to ensure that these measures are implemented in the transport sector to guarantee the health and safety of travellers and transport workers. The document points out that governments, at both national and local levels, have an important role to play in maintaining the trust of users while providing safe and efficient public transport options that reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. It also notes that governments play a key role in creating the policy frameworks for promoting safe active mobility, including through investment in safe infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, reallocation of public space and enforcement of road safety measures.

This document can be found on WHO's Overview page by clicking on the link below: 

https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240012554