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People cycling on London's Cycle Superhighway ©2016, Jonathan Bewley, all rights reserved
Dr Andy Cope's picture
23 April 2019

The ways that we move around are highly complex. How we make decisions about the routes we elect to use, and the destinations that we need to reach or that we choose to visit, serve to influence where and how traffic flows. Add to this more personalised factors about the ways...

School children cycling down the road to school
5 March 2019

Picture a typical scene outside a school at drop off time. Some children will be trying to walk, scoot and cycle, but cars are blocking the road and pavements, and the air is thick with the fumes of idling car engines. The space is noisy, dangerous and unwelcoming for parents...

Categories: Air Quality Health Schools
People walking and cycling to work
27 February 2019

Kieran Turner, Research Assistant in the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre at The University of Edinburgh, summarises research on the benefits of building physical activity into your daily commute,...

Pupils cycling, walking and scooting during Big Pedal 2018
25 February 2019

According to government guidelines, children and young people aged 5 to 18 need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, while adults should get a minimum of 150 minutes a week.

At 1.6 miles, the average primary school journey is a distance that can be cycled...

Shared spaces, cycle lanes and traffic calming proposals for Lothian Road. Image credit: Jacobs
22 February 2019

Led by Sustrans Deputy Director Daisy Narayanan, City of Edinburgh Council is launching proposals for an ambitious City Centre Transformation.

Daisy has been seconded to Edinburgh for the past year and Sustrans...

Dan and Elliott cycling LEJOG
15 February 2019

Dan Gordon-Lee cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats when he was just 17-years-old. And after regaling his son with stories from his trip, Elliott decided at the age of 7, that he wanted to follow in his footsteps. It took a little persistence but after a year he managed to...

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