Category Archives: Active transport

Car culture hypocrisy

Some Tweets that may ring true for you. Those that follow Twitter may know @TonyArnold74 and follow some of his interesting tweets. Here is a thread of his on the hypocrisy of car cultures Note: these are Tony’s tweets and … Continue reading

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Children have rights too

Urban planning is failing children and breaching their human rights – here’s what needs to be done Jenny Wood, Heriot-Watt University Children are being left out of decisions about the environments created around them, when really, their needs should be … Continue reading

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Prioritise cyclists and pedestrians

Roads should be “safe, attractive and designed” to help people use their cars less says UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). UK’s health watchdog has said that Pedestrians, cyclists and public transport should be give priority over … Continue reading

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They saw it coming…

The car was always the cause of all the problems in our cities. As we start the new year, let’s take a look back at how everyone knew the automobile was a menace, yet somehow let it take over anyway. … Continue reading

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Bikes for the disabled

A great story courtesy BBC.com People with disabilities will be able to hire specially adapted bikes around Cardiff via an app as a public cycle share scheme expands across the city. By this summer, 1,000 Nextbikes are set to be … Continue reading

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Active Whitehorse News

The latest Active Whitehorse News is now online for you to read and enjoy. Find out why Walkable Steets are More Economically Productive. This is backed by research  by the Heart Foundation and Transport for London. How to help Build … Continue reading

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Cars – do we really need them?

Children in the car era: bad for them and the planet By: Hulya Gilbert, University of South Australia; Andrew Allan, University of South Australia; Carolyn Whitzman, University of Melbourne, and Johannes Pieters, University of South Australia Children today spend more … Continue reading

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