For the innovation program of RWS opportunities haven been researched for the organization to contribute to a broad definition of health. Usually, this is interpreted in the narrow form of health protection (air and noise barriers). The broad interpretation is based on creating a healthy environment, it also includes an environment that encourages healthy behaviors such as exercise and social interaction. By an international knowledge benchmark three thoughts are elaborated.
- the use of wet infrastructure for an attractive continuous bicycle network
- promoting the relationship of the transfer options of highway to slow traffic (park and bike)
- to reduce the barrier effect of the highway infrastructure.
The social benefits are calculated on an abstract level, indicating that the cycle network pays off in the short term. The transfer to slow traffic is a strategic shift which pays off in the medium term. And reducing the barrier effect depending on the quality of the adjacent urban city can be a part of the scope.