WHO Technical Committee for Walking and Cycling


A committee run by the WHO to promote cycling and walking for everyday physical activity because it not only promotes health but can also have positive effects on the environment. Walk21 sits on the committee panel.

Promoting safe walking and cycling is a way to address physical inactivity, one of the risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are responsible for a large part of the disease burden in Europe, and their growth is startling.

This area of activity focuses on:

  • exchanging and disseminating good practices;
  • improving the assessment of health effects from cycling and walking, and of the costs and benefits of promoting non-motorized transport.

Walk21 were involved in the Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) for cycling and walking that the committee published.