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Cycling for Health

Active Travel in Southwark 2017 – The health economic impact of walking and cycling

September 6, 2017 |

This is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and was presented at a meeting at Tooley St on August 17th 2017 by Melinda Chau, Public Health Policy Officer, Southwark Council.

The report gives a summary of the health benefits of … Read More

Cycling to work associated with major health benefits – new study

April 23, 2017 |

More data on health benefits of cycling to work Risk of early death down by 41%.  Risk of developing cardiovascular disease or cancer down by 45%.  Amazing stats from an analysis of the Biobank data from 250,000 45-60 year-olds.  Comparison … Read More

Active travel to work really is good for your health and well-being

December 2, 2016 |

This post is directed at those thinking of starting commuting by bike.  We have known for a long time that people who exercise are fitter and healthier than those who do not.  But does exercise in the form of active … Read More

Cycling and the OKRAAP

July 28, 2015 |

OKRAAP =Old Kent Road Area Action Plan

Southwark Cyclists were invited to make a short presentation at the latest Forum session on July 27th organised by Southwark Council as part of their consultation process.  I did this and used the … Read More

Public Health Case for Cycling

November 28, 2014 |

The public health case for active travel (cycling and walking) is overwhelming.  But is still not getting through to policy-makers.  So when Southwark Cyclists were invited to prepare a paper for the Southwark Council Scrutiny Committee on this topic we … Read More

Increasing cycling will hugely improve the health of Londoners

June 11, 2014 |

Increasing cycling in line with the Mayor’s vision will give Londoners around 5000 years of extra healthy life, with an economic benefit of £250 million.  If all journeys that could be walked or cycled were walked or cycled, this would … Read More

Grange get Cycling Project – Full Report

November 5, 2013 |

Well we did it!  Succesfully got 16 people cycling using a de-luxe approach with individual leafletting of flats and free everything.  Given the low levels of cycling in Southwark, these 16 probably equate to a 9% increase in cycling.  Just … Read More