How walking side by side can help to resolve conflict and improve people’s sense of connection with others.
If we’re to get more people walking and cycling in our cities, then we need to make it easier for people, and we can learn from others overseas.
Government action is needed to cut car dependency.
New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.
Lowering urban density to protect against the coronavirus would be a misguided response. Density is not a key driver of infection, and keeps people active and healthy.
Investing more in cycling and walking would boost both physical and economic health, with a typical return of $5 for every $1 spent on cycling infrastructure.
Car use and cycling have soared to above pre-pandemic levels in our biggest cities (Melbourne is an obvious exception). Walking is not far behind, but public transport is being shunned.
If you want to boost your energy and mood and feel more alert, get moving instead of getting coffee.
Some new habits we’ve seen emerging during the pandemic could help us solve tricky problems like traffic congestion, which have challenged our cities for a long time.
As people return to work after the lockdown, there’s more reason than ever to promote active commuting.
The plants a Roman chose could say a lot about the person they were.
Why we should free children from the deadening tyranny of being driven everywhere.
As lockdowns ease off, there is a danger that the old city traffic jams will soon be back with a vengeance.
Physical activity is important for all kinds of health reasons, even in quarantine.
Temporary and tactical urbanism offers simple, low-cost solutions to make streets and other public spaces both safe and sociable during this time of physical distancing.
We’ve all seen the increases in people walking and cycling on shared paths so crowded it’s almost impossible to maintain physical distancing. This must be fixed, and quickly.
We are all finding out about neighbourhood liveability as we stay home for the coronavirus lockdown. What we learn about local strengths and weaknesses can help us improve our communities in future.
The official advice is to stay at least 1.5m apart from someone else when exercising. One study has challenged that and says we need to move further apart. But does the study stack up?
The great walker and poet can give us much to ponder and marvel at on our daily jaunts
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has called for fewer cars and better public transport.