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  • Created 5 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 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 ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Transport Statistics Great Britain 2017

    London Sport
    The Department of Transport has released the latest Transport Statistics for Great Britain for 2017. A total of 801 billion miles were travelled across the UK. This publication breaks down the statistics by travel mode, trip purpose, road casualties and commuting trends. Key findings include: - Walking trips accounted for 3% of the total distance travelled and cycling accounted for 1% of the distance travelled - 10% of people walk to ...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Evaluation of the implementation of an intervention to improve the street environment and promote walking for transport in deprived neighbourhoods

    London Sport
    Levels of physical activity remain low, particularly in deprived areas. Improving the street environment to promote walking for transport using a community engagement approach is a potential strategy to increase physical activity. This research paper aims to understand better how this type of intervention is implemented and how it can be replicated in deprived neighbourhoods. It evaluated the implementation of the Fitter for Walking int...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Walking and Cycling Trips per Day

    London Sport
    Estimated daily average number of trips made by cycling and walking.
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Walking and Cycling Rates by Borough

    London Sport
    Proportion of residents who walk  for at least 30 minutes at a given frequency, and proportion of residents who cycle (any length or purpose) at a given frequency.
  • 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....
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Cities Alive - Towards a Walking World

    London Sport
    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...
  • 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...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    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...