THAT-Brisbane builds on THAT-Melbourne, a Planning Institute of Australia Award winning tool for measuring life-time health benefits from walking and cycling.
This Project extends THAT-Melbourne to the city of Brisbane to measure chronic disease impacts from replacing short car trips with walking, cycling or a combination of both. The tool shows physical activity-related health impacts of changes in travel behaviour and provides metrics for Life Years, Health Adjusted Life Years (HALYs) and incidence and mortality from chronic diseases. THAT-Melbourne can be freely accessed through the Australian Urban Observatory and once complete, THAT-Brisbane will similarly be made available.
THAT metrics can be used to for advocacy purposes and for understanding the health benefits that come from undertaking more transport related physical activity.
Funding: The Australia Prevention Partnership Centre