Category Archives: Health

Active Whitehorse News

Active Whitehorse News January/February 2019 is now online. Here’s a sample: And more highlights from this edition are: Some Thoughts on Infrastructure Why is it Unsafe to be a Pedestrian A Walking and Cycling Mecca? Wombat crossings North East Link … Continue reading

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Your contribution to 2019

25 simple resolutions you can make to improve your city in 2019 By @BrentToderian (A 7 minute read) Around this time of year, you’re likely putting the finishing touches on the usual list of New Year’s resolutions you’ve decided to … 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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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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Free choice advocated

Bicycle Network wants a change to Australia’s helmet laws In all Australian states and territories (excluding Northern Territory), it is currently mandatory for people to wear a helmet whenever and wherever they ride a bike. Bicycle Network is recommending that … Continue reading

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