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  • Created 2 years ago

    Transport Statistics: Great Britain 2016

    London Sport
    The Department of Transport has released the latest statistics on travel habits in the UK, revealing that 22% of all trips in the UK were made by walking in 2015. However, walking and cycling trips have declined since 1995/97. Key findings include: - The average distance a person walked in 2015 was 185 miles - equivalent of the distance from London to Manchester. - 44% of children aged 5-10 years and 37% of children aged 11-16 years w...
  • Created 2 years ago

    The Impact of Rush Hour Commuting on Our Health and Wellbeing

    London Sport
    Over 24 million people commute to work each day in England and Wales, the majority utlising passive methods such as cars, trains or buses. For many, the journey is synonymous with stress, frustration and anxiety. This report highlights the impact of passive commuting on health, including increased stress, higher blood pressure, higher BMI and reduced time for cooking, exercising and sleeping. Key findings include: - Average commute tim...
  • Updated 3 years ago

    Dashboard Data Set: Active Travel 2013-14

    London Sport
    This dataset presents GLA walking and cycling estimates for 2013/14 and TfL transport data between 2006 and 2014. The data has been broken down by:  - Proportion of residents who walk for at least 30 minutes at a given frequency  - Proportion of residents who cycle (any length or purpose) at a given frequency  - Number of cycle hires by month Jan 2015 - Mar 2016 (London level only)  - Percentage of trips by mode of transport from bo...
  • Updated 3 years ago

    Dashboard Data Set: Active Travel 2014-15

    London Sport
    This dataset presents TfL walking and cycling statistics for 2014/15. The data has been broken down by: - Proportion of residents who walk for at least 10 minutes at a given frequency. - Proportion of residents who cycle (any length or purpose) at a given frequency. - Proportion of residents who walk for at least 10 minutes at a given frequency for recreational purposes. - Proportion of residents who walk for at least 10 minutes at ...
  • Updated 3 years ago

    Local Area Walking and Cycling Statistics - Annual Reports

    London Sport
    Department for Transport report on local authority area walking and cycling statistics using data from Sport England's Active People Survey 2013/14 and 2014/15. The reports highlight the prevalence of walking and cycling as well as average time spent, demographic participation, and whether the activity was for recreation or utility (commuting etc.). The raw data highlighted in these report are available via data sets on this site.
  • Created 3 years ago

    Towards an Active Nation

    London Sport
    In December 2015, the Government published Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. It sets a bold and ambitious direction for sport policy which has been widely welcomed. It looks beyond simple participation to how sport changes lives and becomes a force for social good. At its heart are five outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.  ...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Improving the Health of Londoners: Transport Action Plan

    London Sport
    This is TfL's first  health improvement action plan. There is growing recognition of the importance of transport and street environments in improving people’s health. Health is woven into their work to achieve the Mayor’s Transport Strategy goals, and significant health benefits are being delivered through many programmes. The Mayor’s Transport Strategy sets TfL's goals to 2031, the Business Plan presents their objectives to 2021. Withi...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Transport and Health in London: The Main Impacts of London Road Transport on Health

    London Sport
    The majority of Londoners’ travel time is spent on roads (80%) on foot, public transport, bicycle or in cars. This is where the majority of the health impacts of travel also lie. The health benefits of physical activity from walking and cycling outweigh the harms of exposure to air pollution and road traffic injuries. Currently around 25% of Londoners meet their minimum physical activity needs (150 minutes per week) through walking an...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Working Together to Promote Active Travel: A Briefing for Local Authorities

    London Sport
    Walking and cycling are good for our physical and mental health. Switching more journeys to active travel will improve health, quality of life and the environment, and local productivity, while at the same time reducing costs to the public purse. These are substantial ‘win-wins’ that benefit individual people and the community as a whole. This briefing has been written for transport planners, others concerned with the built environment,...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Human Streets: The Mayors Vision for Cycling Three Years On

    London Sport
    This report provides a review of the changes to cycling provision and participation in London over the last three years. Data is provided by Transport for London which results in this document being a good starting point for those looking to evidence the benefits of cycling on physical activity and health.