Authors: Lake Sagaris et al., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

In December 2020, the VREF Board made a formal decision to initiate a VREF program for supporting research and education in the area of Walking as a mode of transport. The program started with an initial phase in 2021-2022 that consisted of both internal and external activities to strengthen the motivation and direction for the program, formulate concrete goals for the program, and develop the program’s "architecture".
During the preparatory work and the initial phase, VREF has commissioned four preparatory studies carried out by leading scholars and experts in the field, as well as organized and led several workshops with researchers and other experts. This review is one of those preparatory studies.



  • Publication date      2022
  • Production             VREF
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