Active Transport in the Tropics: Agenda Setting for the Future

King, Jemma, Parison, Julie, Gurtner, Yetta, Devine, Sue, and Franklin, Richard (2023) Active Transport in the Tropics: Agenda Setting for the Future. In: Abstract Booklet of Safety 2022. 309. p. 345. From: Safety 2022: 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion, 27-30 November 2022, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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Context: The Active Transport in the Tropics Network (ATTN) is a Townsville based collective established in April 2016, to discuss research, current practices, and advocate for active transport, safe engagement and community benefits. In a global environment of resource exploitation, increasing fuel prices, and repressed economies and health impacts associated with the pandemic, such community-centred approaches provide a positive opportunity to tackle many of these issues.

Process: As the prominence of COVID declines, there is renewed need to leverage and advance the work of the ATTN towards making Townsville a “model” hub of safe, inclusive and active transport in Australia. In reactivating the network, a modified Delphi process will be utilised to map relevant stakeholders and develop tangible actions.

Analysis: Beyond the existing ATTN, Delphi participation will be extended to other relevant local stakeholder groups. Results should identify key group priorities, convergence, and any divergence. In exploring approaches to reach a consensus for safer, more sustainable communities, similar interdisciplinary groups have an opportunity to learn from this process and outcomes.

Outcomes: The results from this Delphi process will be conveyed at the conference. The revised agenda to support progress on actioning priorities, leveraging opportunities, utilising local strengths and ultimately improving active transport engagement will be presented.

Learning Outcomes: In presenting an overview of the process, priorities and renewed agenda from a network perspective, it may prompt other local groups to reconnect, reinvigorate and even reimagine what is achievable and prompt collective actions for safe communities.

Item ID: 77790
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: Sustainable development goals, Active Transport, Tropical agenda, stakeholder collaboration
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2023 00:32
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion @ 20%
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330413 Urban planning and health @ 80%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1306 Sport, exercise and recreation > 130603 Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise) @ 30%
27 TRANSPORT > 2702 Environmentally sustainable transport activities > 270299 Environmentally sustainable transport activities not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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