Land Use Policy, Travel Behavior, and Health

  • Bert van WeeEmail author


The transport system, together with the land use-system allows people to participate in activities at different places, and transport goods between different locations. In case of people: it allows us to travel to work, friends and relatives, amenities, health care services, shops, schools, and many more destinations. This results in important economic and other accessibility related benefits for society. Despite the increasing awareness of the relationships between transport and health, there is no systematic overview of policies to influence the impact of the transport system on health. This chapter aims to reduce this knowledge gap. It is beyond the aims of this chapter to discuss all policies, but focuses on one important and less researched category: land use policies. Land use policies are the most relevant to the scope of the book (which is on urban development) in which this chapter is included. More specifically this chapter aims to answer the question: How can land use policies influence the impact of travel behavior on health?


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transport and Logistics GroupDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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