News Archives - walking

Do you match the mode of travel to your trip?

How flexible are you about how you travel? What mode of transport would you choose for a trip to the local shops? The commute to work? A holiday in France? An expedition to Senegal? The appetite for large 4×4 cars is as keen as ever. However, while these cars are sold on the promise of adventure, how often do they…

Out with the old: New road signs warn of elderly pedestrians

As we become older and more frail, the risk to us from road danger increases dramatically. Those aged 65-84 are less likely to be involved in road traffic collisions than children, but when there are, they are three times more likely to be killed. The statistics are startling. 5470 children in 2013 were the victims of road traffic collisions and…

Inflatable house fits your pocket for life on the move

Imagine the freedom of travel made possible by an inflatable house that folds small enough to fit in your pocket. Travel is perfect excuse to question how much stuff we need. When everything from the number of socks to the amount of living space comes up for discussion, we get the opportunity to experience a more simple and sustainable version…

Your sedentary office job is killing you (unless you cycle there)

Office workers who sit at a desk for eight hours need to take one hour’s physical activity a day to offset an increased risk of death, according to research by Cambridge University and published in The Lancet. The research found the risk of dying was 9.9 per cent for those who sat for eight or more hours a day compared…

Piaggio Gita: Self-propelled shopping trolley to encourage walking

Electric cars, bicycles, scooters and skateboards may offer a quieter and cleaner alternative to the internal combustion engine, but does battery technology threaten to make us even lazier than we are already? Gita means ‘short trip’ in Italian and the name Piaggio has given to its latest project; a smart, self-propelled shopping trolley. The Gita is an electric cargo vehicle designed to…