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    Borough Physical Activity and Sport Profiles 2017

    London Sport
    In consultation with Local Authorities, London Sport has prepared 33 'Physical Activity and Sport Borough Profiles' and a London wide profile to be used by partners to understand trends affecting behaviour at a local level, and to identify opportunities and target groups/areas for evidence-based interventions.  The profiles contain borough level data on demographics, physical activity and sport participation, health, education, funding...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Our Strategy 2017-2022

    London Sport
    Sustrans has launched a new five year strategy addressing the challenges of today and setting out a concrete pledge to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. The strategy has three areas of focus: 1. Connective people and places through routes and networks for leisure and everyday utility trips. 2. Creating liveable neighbourhoods, by working with communities to turn their streets into lively, people friendly neighbourhoods, and e...
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    Association Between Active Commuting and Incident Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Mortality

    London Sport
    This study, published by the British Medical Journal, has found a link between cycling and halving the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. The study also found that incorporating cycling into a daily routine took much less willpower than other activities such as going to the gym. The five-year study compa...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

    London Sport
    Following a public consultation, the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy:- Outlines the government's ambition to make cycling and walking a natural choice for shorter journeys or a part of longer journeys by 2040.- Sets out short term objectives, aims and targets.- Details financial resources available.- Includes a number of indicators to monitor performance.- Sets out the governance arrangements that will be put in place and outlin...
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    Individual, Employment and Psychosocial Factors Influencing Walking to Work

    London Sport
    Promoting walking for the work commute is a potential strategy for increasing physical activity. Understanding the factors influencing commuter walking is important for identifying target groups and designing effective interventions. This study examined individual, employment-related and psychosocial factors associated with commuter walking, and how this impacts the future design of interventions. It was observed that factors such as n...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Creating Walking Cities: A Blueprint for Change

    London Sport
    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 ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Englands Cycling Potential

    London Sport
    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...
  • Created 2 years ago

    London Physical Activity and Sport Profile 2017

    London Sport
    London Sport has prepared the 'London Physical Activity and Sport Profile' to be used by partners to understand trends affecting behaviour at a local level, and to identify opportunities and target groups/areas for evidence-based interventions.  The profile contains data on demographics, physical activity and sport participation, Active Lives, health, education, funding, facilities, active travel, projects and key contacts at a London ...
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    British Social Attitudes Survey 2015: Public Attitudes Towards Transport

    London Sport
    This statistical release is part of a series of surveys measuring people's attitudes towards transport since 1996. This report covers attitudes in 2015, except where charts show a series of years. The findings suggest that 64% of people think it is too dangerous to cycle. Furthermore, women, non-cyclists and older age groups showed higher levels of concern over roads being too dangerous to cycle. In addition, nearly half of those who do...
  • Created 2 years ago

    National Travel Survey: A View into a Travel Week

    London Sport
    This factsheet uses data from the National Travel Survey (NTS) to look at the travel behaviours of users of various modes of transport, including cars, bicycles, trains and buses. It looks in greater detail at the behaviour of users of different modes of transport by showing only averages of users who report using a particular mode, rather than the average of every person across the survey. Key findings include: - The proportion of the...