Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) for cycling and walking

North America
Sectors and Themes
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Analysis Tools
Inputs Needed
Number of people walking or cycling
Average time spent walking or cycling in the study population (duration
number of trips)
Outputs Provided
Number of deaths per year prevented
Economic value of the activity on the population
Developer or Source
World Health Organization (WHO)

HEAT is an online tool to estimate the value of reduced mortality that results from regular walking or cycling. HEAT is intended to be part of comprehensive cost–benefit analyses of transport interventions or infrastructure projects; complements existing tools for economic valuations of transport interventions; can also be used to assess the current situation or past investment; and is based on best available evidence, with parameters that can be adapted to fit specific situations. Default parameters are valid for the European context.

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