Something to read: Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations – Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales has published a response to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations talks about the importance of activity-friendly neighbourhoods and the importance of green spaces. Continue reading Something to read: Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations – Public Health Wales

World Health Organisation suggests promoting cycling to combat diabetes

It is easy to fall into the trap of seeing cycling as primarily a transport issue, or a sport. Of course it can be both of these things, but one of the most heartening things we heard at the Cardiff Cycle City Assembly Hustings was the recognition that it is increasingly being seen as a public health issue as well. As a society we are getting larger and living increasingly sedentary lifestyles. The result of this is obesity and type-2 diabetes. To add insult to injury, a symbiotic relationship between our sedentary lifestyles and car dependency has developed, meaning the … Continue reading World Health Organisation suggests promoting cycling to combat diabetes

A look into the future…

It was a 1963 report called Traffic in Towns, written for the Government by Professor Colin Buchanan that many will hold responsible for the sorry state of utility cycling in the UK. Indeed, many will argue Traffic in Towns was used as a means to drive a bulldozer through much of the cycle infrastructure we may have had back then. However, hindsight is a wonderful thing and it could also be argued that, at the time, we really didn’t appreciate how destructive motoring would become. Had we known that before long we’d have two or three car households; dangerous levels … Continue reading A look into the future…