Through Road/Main Street Interventions: Towards a More Balanced Coexistence Between Road Traffic and Life in Small Municipalities
This briefing note presents the term “through roads/main streets.” It refers to sections of public roadways that have a dual purpose, serving both as the main streets of small or medium-sized communities and as through routes for motor vehicles.
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Due to a design that generally favours motorized through traffic, through roads/main streets negatively influence many health determinants. They increase the frequency and the severity of collisions, create noise pollution, decrease the use of active modes of travel, discourage social links (communities are “cut in half”), and so on.

The aim of this brief document is twofold. First, we want to familiarize public health actors with the interventions that can be made on through
roads/main streets so as to mitigate their impacts on health. To this end, we will provide an overview of certain dimensions of practices and policies related to through roads/main streets, as well as evaluations of such actions. Secondly, we wish to suggest ways that those who are interested may strategically promote such interventions. 

Through Road/Main Street Interventions: Towards a More Balanced Coexistence Between Road Traffic and Life in Small Municipalities
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