Presentation on theme: "Physical activity and the environment Implementing NICE guidance January 2008 NICE public health guidance 8."— Presentation transcript:
Physical activity and the environment Implementing NICE guidance January 2008 NICE public health guidance 8
What this presentation covers Scope Recommendations Costs and savings Discussion
Scope This guidance makes recommendations on Promoting and creating built or natural environments that encourage and support physical activity
Overview of recommendations Strategies, policies and plans Transport Public open spaces Buildings Schools
Involve local communities and experts in all stages of development Prioritise the need for people to lead physically active lives – including those with impaired mobility Assess the impact of the proposals on physical activity levels Strategies, policies and plans
Transport Prioritise: Pedestrians and cyclists People who use other transport involving physical activity (including those whose mobility is impaired) Reproduced by kind permission of J Bewley/Sustrans
Transport: ways of prioritising key groups Widen pavements Introduce cycle lanes Restrict motor vehicle access Introduce road-user charging schemes Introduce traffic-calming schemes Create safe routes to schools
Transport Plan and provide walking and cycling routes to schools and other public facilities that are: convenient, safe and attractive accessible by everyone, including those whose mobility is impaired
Public open spaces Ensure public open spaces and paths: can be reached on foot, by bicycle, using other modes of transport involving physical activity and via public transport are safe, attractive and welcoming to everyone and are maintained to high standard Reproduced by kind permission of J Bewley/Sustrans
Ensure workplaces and campus sites are linked to walking and cycling networks During design or refurbishment, ensure stairs are designed and positioned to encourage use Clearly signpost staircases and make them attractive to use Buildings
Schools Ensure school playgrounds are designed to encourage varied, physically active play Primary schools should create areas in the playground to encourage different types of physical activity (for instance, by using different colours)
Costs and savings The economic benefits associated with increased physical activity levels far outweigh any initial costs Assess local practice to gauge local costs
For discussion Who do we need to work with? What needs to change? How can we prioritise the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and users of other modes of transport involving physical activity?
For discussion (2) What actions can be taken immediately? What actions can be taken in the longer term? How should we manage this change?
Quick reference guide – a summary Visit www.nice.org.uk/PH008 for:www.nice.org.uk/PH008 The guidance QRG Costing report Find out more