Formerly known as Bike Life, this is the UK's biggest ever study of walking, wheeling and cycling.
Every year, walking and cycling in Tyneside results in:
Since lockdown I got out my bike and started to walk and cycle more. I walk to shops and I cycle longer distances to see friends, or visit my mum.
It’s good if people see me – an older lady – on a bike. It might help them think they can do this too.
During the pandemic we had the temporary Sunrise Cycleway on the seafront where I could just really relax and enjoy riding to Tynemouth.
I got anxiety relief from Covid and from the stress of looking after my mum. It was exercise, and I would bump into people as I went along. It really was a life-saver.
The report shows clear support for measures that help more people walk, wheel and cycle for their regular journeys.
Banning pavement parking would help 68% of residents to walk or wheel more, and 65% of people support low-traffic neighbourhoods.
Results also show that 49% of people walk or wheel and 5% cycle at least five or more days each week, compared to 36% who drive and 11% who use public transport.
This is the second time we've collaborated with Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council and North Tyneside Council to survey active travel in the city.
Download Tyneside's first-ever report:
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