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How do we address the low numbers of women travelling actively in the UK?

Last Updated: 3/12/2018

Gender inequality remains a big issue when it comes to active travel in the UK, says Sustrans. The charity has published a new report, ‘Are We Not There Yet?, revealing that women’s journeys around cities are typically shorter than men’s, use different modes of transport and are more likely to involve ‘trip-chaining’ (multi-stop journeys) which tend to be for a balance of child care, work and household responsibilities. While women are motivated to travel actively for physical and mental health reasons, worries about their personal safety, convenience (particularly when taking multi-stop trips) and appearance are all barriers to preventing them from cycling and walking, says the report. It looked at the travel habits and choices of nearly 2,000 women in Glasgow and combined the findings with a literature review of research on women’s travel patterns across Scotland, the UK and Europe. The report also highlighted that few women are involved in creating transport policy and planning in the UK. Currently, transport has the lowest percentage of women in senior posts within the public sector in Scotland, with women representing only 6.25% heads of transport bodies. In addition, the transport sector accounts for only 22% of female workers UK-wide. Read the full report here:

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‘Pensioner’s playground’ launched at Inverleith Park

Last Updated: 7/19/2016

Grand opening of ‘mature movers’ gym equipment at Inverleith Park

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This Girl Can - One Year On

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

2.8 million women aged 14-40 who recognised the This Girl Can campaign have done some or more activity as a result according to independent research.

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Parliamentary Motion: Addressing Sedentary Behaviour in Older People

Last Updated: 1/8/2016

The following Motion (S4M-15125) was lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Margaret McCulloch MSP, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour on 9 December 2015.

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Velocity - Women's Cycle to Health Scheme

Last Updated: 10/21/2015

An initiative helping women to improve their mental health through cycling has involved 20 participants since its launch in August this year.

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Football Fans in Training to Tackle Obesity

Last Updated: 2/27/2015

On 13 February 2015 findings from an evaluation of the effectiveness of a programme to help football fans lose weight, feel better and live a healthier lifestyle, were published.

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'This Girl Can' Campaign

Last Updated: 1/22/2015

‘This Girl Can’ is a campaign led by Sport England in partnership with English organisations to reduce gender inequalities in sport participation.

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Take Life on Campaign - 2011

Last Updated: 3/10/2011

In the new year, the Take Life On campaign aims to increase awareness among C1C2DE parents of the recommended physical activity guidelines for children of 60 minutes per day and that being overweight during childhood leads to risks of cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease in later life.

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