Event: Active Transport in the Tropics

@JCU Event: Active Transport in the Tropics

Event:  Active Transport in the Tropics


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What is active transport?


Active transport is defined as physical activity undertaken as a means of transport and not purely as a form of recreation. It is a great way to keep healthy and fit, save money and reduce your impact on the environment.  Active transport can include walking, cycling, skating, skateboarding and any incidental activity associated with the use of public transport including combining them together.

Are you interested or active in this field?


We are a group of public health researchers building a research collaboration around active transport with the vision that by 2030, Townsville is the safest, active eco-friendly transport city in Australia and the Tropics.

This meeting aims to bring together people interested in exploring opportunities for collaboration, research and action.  From policy to infrastructure, from heat to town planning and all things in-between we see this as an opportunity to create a world leading research group to address the challenge of increasing active transport.

When:   Thursday, 21st April, 9 am – 12 pm
Where:  James Cook University, building 42, room 104

Email Richard.Franklin@jcu.edu.au or Julie.Parison@jcu.edu.au to register your interest.

We invite you to circulate this message through your social networks or let us know about others we could invite.

Let us know if you would like to present a 5-10 minute brief of your interest areas.