Formerly known as Bike Life, this is the UK's biggest ever study of walking, wheeling and cycling.
Every year, walking and cycling in Stirling results in:
Deputy head teacher Debbie explains how popular active travel is at Riverside Primary in Stirling.
The NHS Forth Valley’s Cardiac Unit helped me to recover from my heart condition.
I was welcomed into a group of previous cardiac patients and partners who enjoy walking together. It was daunting to get out on foot again but being in the company of others helps everyone feel stronger and safer.
I now lead ‘Stretch and Stroll’ walks in Stirling as well as longer walks throughout the central belt. The oldest person who joins us is in his 80s and he can get up hills even quicker than many much younger!
It’s been fulfilling to help people make the same journey as I have. Walking gives us the opportunity to be sociable, free and stay in good health.
Stirling residents walk and wheel the equivalent length of the UK 54 times every day.
Over half (60%) of Stirling’s residents walk at least five days a week according to the survey, which is greater than the percentage of people who travel by car (40%), public transport (4%), or bike (5%) at least five days a week.
The large numbers of walking and wheeling trips show Stirling residents have embraced the important health, economic and environmental benefits that walking and cycling can deliver.
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