Sustrans

Active Travel Toolbox

The Sustrans Active Travel Toolbox provides guides, tools and case studies to help local authorities and their partners make the case for walking and cycling schemes including the economic case, housing growth and planning and health resources.


Transport for London

Planning for Walking Toolkit

The planning for walking toolkit brings together a range of best practice tools that TfL uses and has developed over recent years to plan and design pedestrian related infrastructure improvements in London.

Healthy Streets

Healthy Streets is a way of designing and managing streets to support people's health and wellbeing by making walking and cycling easier, safer and more interesting. It can help reduce air pollution, increase physical activity, and make places greener. Although created for London, the Healthy Streets approach can be used anywhere.


Public Health England

Spatial Planning for Health

How can we create healthier places based on evidence of what really works? This authoritative review of the evidence, by Public Health England, sets it out in an easy-to-use guide. Helpful diagrams summarise the strenghth of evidence in terms of:

  • neighbourhood design
  • housing
  • food environment
  • natural and sustainable environments
  • transport.

Improving Access to Green Spaces - A New Review for 2020

There is substantial evidence that access to good quality green spaces is good for people’s mental and physical health, and reduces health inequalities. This report from Public Health England sets out the evidence. (Published 2020). 


Sport England

Active Design

How can we create places where it’s easy for everyone to be active as part of their everyday lives? Helpful guidance from Sport England that’s about active design in its widest sense, not just sport.


National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) 

Air Quality Standards

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced guidance for addressing air pollution through strategic planning and in determining planning applications.