News Archives - Walking

Mini-Holland schemes boost cycling and walking

A scheme to boost cycling in London has been shown to increase walking as well as the number of cyclists. The so-called Mini-Holland scheme allocated a pot of £100m between three London Boroughs to demonstrate the benefits of proper funding for sustainable transport. Research by Dr Rachel Aldred of Westminster University found that after one year, people living in Waltham Forest, Enfield…

Stop Killing Our Children

We aim to raise £10,000 to make a film about the road danger in Britain that kills and injures over 16,000 kids every year and poisons air for millions more. STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN will put a spotlight on the institutionalised apathy towards road deaths that sees 24,000 people killed or seriously injured every year on British roads. Find out…

Zebra crossing pop-up protest

Our pop-up zebra crossing this week travelled to Winchester to help a community blighted by speeding traffic. Despite numerous meetings with their local council, a petition boasting 1,000 signatures and a campaign spanning five years, requests for a safe crossing continue to be turned down. Worthy Road is the only primary feeder road into Winchester City without a pedestrian crossing,…

1.4 billion adults risk disease from sedentary lifestyle

More than a quarter of the world’s adults (1.4 billion) have greater risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia and cardiovascular disease, because they do too little physical activity, according to data from the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time. The study was undertaken by researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and published on 4…

A new northern powerhouse of cycling

Manchester this week unveiled plans for Beelines – a cycle network comprising 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated lanes that will represent the largest joined-up network in Britain. The city is benefiting from that rarest of things: Politicians brave enough to be “absolutely unapologetic” that the eventual 1,000-mile cycle network will take space away from cars and could make motor journeys slower in what…