Formerly known as Bike Life, this is the UK's biggest ever study of walking, wheeling and cycling.
Every year, walking and cycling in Inverness results in:
Emily, Katie, Helen and Krissy tell us about Mums on Wheels, a weekly group bike ride for mums and young children in Inverness.
I live in Inverness and work as a Therapeutic Radiographer at Raigmore Hospital.
I walk or cycle to work as it’s a great way of including exercise as part of my daily routine. It’s great as I don’t have to deal with the busy hospital car park. I also walk and cycle to minimise my impact on the environment.
I’m lucky that there is a cycle path the whole way to the hospital as I wouldn’t feel comfortable cycling on busy roads. Generally, I do feel safe cycling and walking in Inverness but I would cycle more if there were more good quality cycle lanes.
Anything that can be done to boost cycling in Inverness would be a good thing.
Residents cycle the same distance 28 times per day.
However, the findings in this report show that there is the potential for a far greater benefit.
13.7 million journeys of up to three miles are driven in Inverness each year. Many of these could be undertaken by a non-motorised mode of transport.
80% of people support the creation of 20-minute neighbourhoods where amenities and services, such as shops, green space and GPs, are located within a twenty-minute return walk or wheel of where they live.
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