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Source:Gov.wales 09.09.21

https://gov.wales/million-pound-investment-make-cycling-more-accessible-all

 

An electric bike pilot scheme that has received more than £1 million of funding from the Welsh Government is already helping local residents to swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales.

The electric bike loan scheme, run by Sustrans, offers a range of battery assisted electric bikes for free on long-term loan for local residents that do not cycle regularly or find the cost of elec

The recent COVID-19 restrictions have profoundly impacted the way people live, work and travel as evidenced by the public’s desire to be more active, and the rise in popularity of cycling and walking (Sport England, 2020). Now, we can embed those changes in people’s travel behaviour, increase active travel, and transform permanently how many people move around, particularly in towns and cities. Source: gov.uk, July 2020
Our research shows how objectively measurable characteristics of the London built environment can be used to predict commuting behaviour for a representative sample of primary schoolchildren participating in the SLIC study. Proximity to school is the key characteristic associated with active commuting to school. Source: National Centre for Biotechnology Information April 2020
The collaborative effort between the charity, local authority and an active partnership produced significant results. After incorporating WOW into children’s daily routines, figures showed 5,000 pupils and their families regularly switched to healthier and cleaner ways to travel, whilst walking rates rose from 47% to 61% in 18 months. Source: https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/63579/are-car-free-strategies-the-answer-to-the-uk-public-health-crisis- March 202
More GPs should prescribe walking to improve mental health and long-term physical health conditions, says a new report published today (Friday 6 March) by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.   Source: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/doctors-should-prescribe-walking-to-improve-mental-health-says-new-report (March 2020)