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Creating Walking Cities: A Blueprint for ChangeCreating Walking Cities: A Blueprint for Change

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This guide is designed to help practitioners improve cities and streets for walking. It sets out seven steps to a walking city which will lead to healthier, more economically successful, greener and stronger communities. The seven steps are based on examples of best practice and contain a range of suggested policies and programmes. They include:1. Make walking a priority2. Plan for walking3. Create a walking network4. Design streets as ...This guide is designed to help practitioners improve cities and streets for walking. It sets out seven steps to a walking city which will lead to healthier, more economically successful, greener and stronger communities....

Cities Alive - Towards a Walking WorldCities Alive - Towards a Walking World

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This report highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking. It investigates the role of walking in developing more liveable, sustainable, healthy, safe and attractive cities. It outlines 50 drivers of change covering social, technological, economic, environment and political domains, 50 benefits that should be achievable and demonstrable by quantitative and qualitative measurements, 40 actio...This report highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking. It investigates the role of walking in developing more liveable, sustainable, healthy, safe and attractive cities....

National Institute for Health and Care ExcellenceNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels. The recommendations in this guideance should be read alongside NICE's guideline on physical activity: walking and cycling. This guidance includes recommendations on: • active travel• public ...This new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population...

Active DesignActive Design

London Sport
Updated a year ago
Active Design is an innovative set of design guidelines to get more people moving through suitable design and layout. Decisions made through the planning system often provide the opportunity to create the right environment to help people get more active, more often. Active Design provides practical guidance and principles that can be used in the day to day work of planners, urban designers , developers and health professionals. Active D...Active Design is an innovative set of design guidelines to get more people moving through suitable design and layout. Decisions made through the planning system often provide the opportunity to create the right environme...
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Towards More Physical Activity in CitiesTowards More Physical Activity in Cities

London Sport
Updated a year ago
This publication offers guiding principles to help countries transform urban settings and public spaces to promote physically active lifestyles. It explores options and strategies to boost physical activity in cities and advocates urban planning as a means to prevent physical inactivity. The report discusses options for improving the physical infrastructure and spaces in cities and towns to transform the quality of public spaces and en...This publication offers guiding principles to help countries transform urban settings and public spaces to promote physically active lifestyles. It explores options and strategies to boost physical activity in cities and...

Street Appeal Street Appeal

London Sport
Updated a year ago
The quality of the street environment effects us all - whether we are walking to school, waiting at a bus stop, cycling to work, shopping, or even driving through a city. How streets handle the various, complex and often conflicting needs of users has a profound impact on our daily lives and wellbeing. At the same time streets are often highly constrained physically. This means that those responsible for managing streets need to make ha...The quality of the street environment effects us all - whether we are walking to school, waiting at a bus stop, cycling to work, shopping, or even driving through a city. How streets handle the various, complex and often...

The Pedestrian PoundThe Pedestrian Pound

London Sport
Updated a year ago
The UK’s population grew by 5.8 per cent between 1998-2009, which gave a boost to annual comparison goods spending of approximately £10 billion. However, town centres have not reaped the benefits of this huge increase in retail expenditure. In the face of steep competition for diminishing public funds, the importance of better streets and public spaces needs to be better understood.The UK’s population grew by 5.8 per cent between 1998-2009, which gave a boost to annual comparison goods spending of approximately £10 billion. However, town centres have not reaped the benefits of this huge increase in...