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Guidelines "Promoting active mobility among the older population"

The guidelines „Promoting active mobility among the older population. Guidelines for cooperation between municipal planning and building authorities and public health services in small and medium-sized towns in Germany“ were developed in the context of the AFOOT project ‘Securing urban mobility of an ageing population’ (read more about the project here).

These guidelines have drawn on, among other things, interviews and workshops with the heads of planning and health authorities in districts and towns, and with representatives from selected towns and municipalities in the Metropolitan Region Northwest, as well as interviews with actors from business and practice.

These guidelines address actors in municipal administrations with a particular focus on the role of the public health services and the municipal planning and building authorities. The guidelines are intended to support the authorities in integrating the issues of mobility promotion and age-friendly municipal development in existing planning processes and administrative routines. This should allow their town or municipality to develop into a liveable place in which residents of all ages can pursue healthy, active and independent lives.

The guidelines

  • are intended to raise awareness of mobility promotion and age-friendly municipal development,
  • show intervention points for health-promoting development in the public health services and in spatial planning,
  • give a list of indicators for needs assessment and evaluation of interventions, and
  • present action strategies on three topics: public spaces, cycle paths and footpaths, and the accessibility of everyday destinations.

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Last update (German version): 09.01.2018

Last update (English version): 26.02.2018

Contact: Tanja Brüchert (t.bruechert(at)uni-bremen.de), Paula Quentin (paula.quentin(at)tu-dortmund.de)

 

Proposed citation: AFOOT-project team (Eds.). Promoting active mobility among the older population. Guidelines for cooperation between municipal planning and building authorities and public health services in small and medium-sized towns in Germany. Bremen and Dortmund, Germany, 2018.