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Is there a war on cars? 40 years studying health and transport

How we get around is an issue for everyone, and there is no shortage of opinions on what works and what doesn’t. Some claim those who want to change things are engaged in a ‘war on cars’. Is this true? Come to this talk and find out. At present, in New Zealand, the burden of illness and injury caused by transport is probably as large as the effects of tobacco, or obesity. But transport systems, well done, can be health-improving. Alistair Woodward will draw on 40 years of studying health and transport to describe the progress we have made, and will share his thoughts on what improvements lie ahead.


Alistair Woodward



Hawke’s Bay Branch of the Royal Society Te Apārangi


Napier Sailing Club, 63 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier

5:30pm Thu 22 February, 2024 - 7:00pm Thu 22 February, 2024