HEAT for cycling and walking 2014 update

These tools have been developed from an original idea of Harry Rutter, National Obesity Observatory England, United Kingdom and they are based on the principles of the Health Economic Assessment Tool for Cycling first published in 2007.


Project core group

Sonja Kahlmeier, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Paul Kelly, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Charlie Foster, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Thomas Götschi, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Nick Cavill, Cavill Associates, United Kingdom

Hywell Dinsdale, Public Health Analyst, Hyde, United Kingdom

James Woodcock, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Christian Schweizer, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Harry Rutter, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Christoph Lieb, Ecoplan, Switzerland

Pekka Oja, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland

Francesca Racioppi, WHO Regional Office for Europe


Web programming and design: Duy Dao, Switzerland

Text editing: Nicoletta di Tanno, Sonja Kahlmeier, Nick Cavill, Christian Schweizer


International advisory group

  • Karim Abu-Omar,University Erlangen, Germany
  • Lars Bo Andersen, School of SportsScience, Norway
  • Finn Berggren, Gerlev Physical Educationand
  • Sports Academy, Denmark
  • Tegan Boehmer, Centers for Disease Controland Prevention, USA
  • Nils-Axel Braathen, Organization forEconomic Cooperation and Development (OECD), France
  • Audrey de Nazelle, University CollegeLondon, United Kingdom
  • Jonas Finger, Robert KochInstitute, Germany
  • I-Min Lee, Harvard School of PublicHealth, USA
  • Eszter Füzeki, JohannWolfgang Goethe-Universität, Germany
  • Frank George, Health Economics , WHORegional Office for Europe
  • Regine Gerike, University of NaturalResources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
  • Marie-Eve Heroux, Air Quality, WHORegional Office for Europe
  • Michal Krzyzanowski, King's CollegeLondon, United Kingdom
  • Nanette Mutrie, University ofEdinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Peter Schantz,The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Sweden
  • Luc Int Panis, VITO, Belgium
  • Laura Perez, SwissTropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
  • HeiniSommer, Ecoplan, Switzerland
  • David Rojas Rueda, Centre for Researchin Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Spain


    This 2014 update of HEAT for cycling and walking was supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The third consensus workshop (Bonn, Germany, 1-2 October 2013) was chaired by Michal Krzyzanowski, King’s College London, facilitated by the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and carried out in collaboration with the Universitätsclub Bonn e.V.


    We wish to thank Nia Roberts, Peter Scarborough, Justin Richards, Andrew Wright, Aiden Doherty and Anja Mizdrak, Oxford University, for their contributions to the systematic reviews on cycling and walking and all-cause mortality and Dareskedar Workie, University of Alberta, Canada, for input to the economic valuation approach.



  • More information

  • Acknowledgement for HEAT for walking (2010-2011)


  • Acknowledgement for HEAT for cycling (2007-2010)