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Safe and Active Mobility

Walkable, cycle-friendly neighborhoods top the list of what people say they want and need from their cities. Safe and active mobility is a public health strategy that need to be prioritized, not an afterthought.

As part of their work with the Partnership for Healthy Cities, urban centers are promoting safe and active mobility by:

  • Increasing cycling via bike share programs and/or street design; or

  • Implementing Safe Routes to Schools.

City activities

Read more about our cities working on safe and active mobility around the world:

In Bangkok, new design updates are improving safety in the Bamrung Mueang neighborhood.


More than half of road traffic fatalities are among pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists.


8 out 10 adolescents and 27% of adults do not meet WHO’s recommended levels of physical activity.

Explore further

School Bus Safety Week: Biking with Buses

The Boston Public Health Commission partnered with MassBike and LivableStreets Alliance to create trainings for the City of Boston’s Public Works Department and school bus drivers.

2023 Global status report on road safety

The report details the scale of global road traffic deaths, and progress in advancing laws, strategies and actions to reduce them around the world.

Trading Cars for Bikes: 1 Way Cities Are Improving Health

Op-ed coauthored by Kelly Henning, Public Health Program Lead at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Ariella Rojhani, Director of the Partnership for Healthy Cities.