Children do not always need to be independent or unsupervised to gain in autonomy and a sense of control. Just being able to walk around expands their world.
Women in cities tend to get more walking done, which is beneficial to both their health and the climate. Making streets safer for cycling would give them greater access to cities too.
Changes to the Highway Code have created a hierarchy of road users, prioritising the most vulnerable.
London was rated 2021’s most congested city.
New research suggests gamifying neighbourhoods could encourage people to travel more actively.
The pandemic ushered in a renaissance of outdoor living. We need to advance the momentum for outdoor play to support the health and development of children
Active travel can help tackle the climate crisis earlier than electric vehicles – even if you swap the car for a bike for just one trip a day.
Valuing children’s views could lead to better urban space for everyone.
Active travel has become attractive to a degree not seen for decades. Policy needs to follow.
School streets close roads to motor traffic when children arrive at and leave school.
New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.
Living near green spaces, or growing up in a deprived neighbourhood, were both linked to higher fitness levels among teens.
E-scooters from share schemes will be legal on roads in England, Scotland and Wales from July 4.
An inclusive curriculum based around fitness and not sport might hold the answer to a more active nation.
The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?
As lockdowns ease off, there is a danger that the old city traffic jams will soon be back with a vengeance.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has called for fewer cars and better public transport.
To maximise the benefits and limit the costs, the use of autonomous vehicles should be pooled and their access to the city restricted.
It can feel much faster to get the bus – but that could all be a matter of perspective.