News Archives - Walking

DIY Low Traffic Neighbourhood: Create virtual congestion

Over the last 50 years and more, Britain’s streets have been designed and built for cars. The resulting road danger has meant fewer journeys on foot or by bike, a loss of independence for kids and a contribution towards air pollution that kills 40,000 a year. And yet, even the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) implemented to redress these perils have…

Bag an umbrella for the blustery conditions ahead

With blustery meteorological and economic conditions ahead, we want to show solidarity by giving away a clever design of umbrella – complete with an image of the blue skies that always lie beyond. The umbrella should be considered standard issue for any journey in Britain – however one travels and whatever the time of year. It’s a design that has…

Walk to School Week is more important then ever

The Walk to School Week event is close to our hearts. The first Walk to School week in 1995 involved five primary schools taking part in our very own Green Transport Week. Since then the initiative has grown and is more important than ever; a generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. Now…

This reflective backpack is Notabag as you know it

Whether the new school term – or return to work following furlough – has been a thrilling, or dreaded, experience in your household, the Notabag makes a perfect accessory however and wherever you’re travelling. As disposable plastic carrier bags edge towards extinction, their place is being taken by a new generation of lightweight reusable bag.  Made from cotton, the Notabag…

Tactical Urbanism goes mainstream

Cities around the world are waking up to the fact that cycling has a role to play in the tackling of the coronavirus pandemic. Research reveals that air pollution exacerbates the symptoms of covid-19, so space is being taken from cars overnight and given over to walking and cycling. As a result, key workers can continue to travel in safety.…