On Monday 11 February the Mayor of London announced the biggest investment in walking and cycling in London
A brisk 30-minute walk 6 days a week is enough to trim waistlines and cut the risk of metabolic syndrome - an increasingly common condition that is linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, a new US study indicates.
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.
Legislation to establish the new agency to implement the government
Smartmoves is Transport for London's quarterly magazine for everyone involved with Cycling, Walking and Accessibility issues in London.
Below is the link to to November's issue of Smartmoves:http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/businessandpartners/smart-moves-November-2007.pdf.
Alarming crash rates on some of Auckland's widest and flattest streets have earned Pt England a road-safety trial.
Pedestrians are at particular risk in Tamaki, where 68 were hit by vehicles over the six years, a figure almost three times higher than in most other parts of Auckland.
Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.
We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.