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  • Created 3 months ago

    Taking Steps Towards A Happier, Healthier Workforce

    London Sport
    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...
  • Updated 5 months ago

    Segregated Cycling Infrastructure

    London Sport
    The background information on the cycling infrastructure programme in London, its impacts and potential benefits: By 2041, we need an average of 3 million fewer car journeys in London each day to achieve the MTS target for 80% of trips to be made by public transport, walking and cycling (compared to 64% now) 8.17 million daily trips made by motorised modes could be cycled (car, motorcycle, taxi or public transport) but we must inves...
  • Created 5 months ago

    Cycling and the Housing Market

    London Sport
    Planning new developments around active,efficient and sustainable modes of transport can help create attractive, accessible areas where people are able to lead healthy lives and get around without having to depend on a car. Extending new transport connections to new parts of the city can unlock new development by improving access and transport capacity for new and existing residents.
  • Created 5 months ago

    The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

    London Sport
    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 5 months ago

    The Pedestrian Pound

    London Sport
    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.
  • Created 5 months ago

    Street Appeal

    London Sport
    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...
  • Created 5 months ago

    Walking and Cycling: The Economic Benefits

    London Sport
    Investment in walking and cycling helps encourage more Londoners to travel in a greener and healthier way. It also brings significant benefits for the economy: Boosting the high street and local town centres Reducing absences and increasing productivity Attracting employees and businesses Keeping the city moving for business Wider economic benefits Helping everyone share the benefits
  • Updated a year ago

    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

    London Sport
    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 ...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    National Travel Survey: England 2016

    London Sport
    The National Travel Survey is a household survey of personal travel by English residents travelling within Great Britain. Data was collected via interviews and a one week travel diary. It describes patterns, for example how different groups of people travel, and monitors trends in travel as well as assessing the potential equality impacts of transport policies on different groups and contributing to evaluation of the impact of policies....
  • 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 ...