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    Almost 300,000 More People Are Active

    London Sport
    Almost 300,000 more people are doing 150 minutes of activity a week according to new figures released today from our Active Lives Adult Survey May 2017/18. Based on a sample of almost 185,000 respondents to our survey, 297,400 more people in England, aged 16 and above, are meeting the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines of doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week - relative to the previous 12 months. The...
  • Created 11 days ago

    £23 Million Government Funding Boost To Cycling and Walking Nationwide

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    Communities are set to benefit from a £23 million investment to rejuvenate cycling and walking across the England. In the Department for Transport’s latest step to drive down emissions and improve safety, Cycling Minister Jesse Norman has announced £21 million to improve significant on and off-road stretches of the 16,000-mile National Cycle Network. A further £2 million will encourage more people to cycle and walk, particularly childre...
  • Created 19 days ago

    Nearly Two Thirds Of UK Teachers Want Car-Free Roads Outside Schools

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    Nearly two thirds (63%) of teachers would support a ban on motor vehicles outside the school gates during school drop off and pick up times, new figures reveal. A YouGov poll carried out for Sustrans, surveyed 840 teaching professionals across the UK about their attitudes towards air pollution and the actions they think should be taken to improve air quality outside the school gates. More than half (59%) of those surveyed want the Gover...
  • Created 5 months ago

    Taking Steps Towards A Happier, Healthier Workforce

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    With the average working-age adults sitting for 9.5 hours a day, we are aiming to reverse the trend of inactive workplaces and celebrate employers who are getting their staff moving. Walk at Work Award is a new accreditation which will recognise employers who are promoting walking and physical activity and offer guidance to those who want their workforce to become more active. Active meetings, lunchtime walks, standing desks and promoti...
  • Created 7 months ago

    The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

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    Business owners argue that a proposed loss of parking spaces in their area would lead to financial losses, thus they push hard for studies on possible economic impacts in order to pause construction of bike lanes. However, replacing on-street parking with a bike lane has little to no impact on local business, and in some cases might even increase business. While cyclists tend to spend less per shopping trip than drivers, they also te...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Englands Cycling Potential

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    A new tool funded by the Department for Transport shows that nearly one in five people based in England would cycle to work if cycling was given more investment. This is based on a scenario where English people were as likely as the Dutch to cycle trips of similar length and distance. The cycling potential tool projects the levels of cycling that could be expected in England in four different scenarios using census data about travel to...