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Paving the Streets with Gold

Speaker Profile

Martin is Principal Transport Planner for Colin Buchanan consultancy.  His work covers a broad range of policy, research and design experience.  He has worked with professionals from a variety of disciplines to develop more holistic transport appraisal methods encompassing the wider economic, health, and environmental impacts of sustainable transport measures. 

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Four legs are better than two

Give 200 pre-teens in London pedometers to count how many steps they walked - and guess what happens. As part of a study into obesity, 11- and 12-year-olds were required to clip a pedometer to their waists. Researchers were surprised by the activity levels recorded in some obese children. Further investigation revealed some had attached their pedometer to their family pets. Guess you have to credit their ingenuity. Full story on the BBC site.

 

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The evidence

The evidence - Web page
Welcome to The Evidence! - your ‘one-stop-shop' for the latest research evidence related to walking, cycling and health. The Evidence! is aimed at a wide audience, from students and academics through to health professionals, policy-makers and town planners.
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Economic appraisal of local walking and cycling routes

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans has taken the Government’s own methods of assessing the economic benefits of transport schemes and applied them to a number of local walking and cycling routes. The results show them to have a benefit to cost ratio of 20:1.
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London Walking and Cycling Conference

9 April 2008 The free annual London Walking and Cycling Conference, the only dedicated event where London's borough officers, campaigners and experts gather to focus on active travel issues.
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Legible London Wayfinding exhibit advertisement

This exhibit provides further information on the installation of the pedestrian wayfinding scheme in the Bond Street area of Westminster.
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UK report highlights physical activity and design

A very recent and useful piece of work from the UK regarding the importance of Physical Activity and Design in Public Health... and worth quoting to Councils, Land Transport NZ etc.

The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

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The Renaissance of Walking Pt 2 - Rodney Tolley (Video)

Part 2 of the interview with Rodney Tolley, Orewa, NZ 2007.
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