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UK Government publishes plan to increase cycling and walking

Last Updated: 5/22/2017

The UK government has published its £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys in England and Wales. The government wants cycling and walking to become the norm by 2040 and will target funding at innovative ways to encourage people onto a bike or to use their own two feet for shorter journeys. Plans include specific objectives to double cycling, reduce cycling accidents and increase the proportion of 5 to 10 year-olds walking to school to 55% by 2025. The plan includes funding for: • £50 million to provide cycling proficiency training for a further 1.3 million children • £101 million to improve cycling infrastructure and expand cycle routes between the city centres, local communities and key employment and retail sites • £85 million to make improvements to 200 sections of roads for cyclists • £80 million for safety and awareness training for cyclists, extra secure cycle storage, bike repair, maintenance courses and road safety measures • £389.5 million for councils to invest in walking and cycling schemes • £476.4 million from local growth funding to support walking and cycling Read more:

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National Charity Partnership launches challenge to help people kick start healthier habits

Last Updated: 5/19/2017

The Tesco, Diabetes UK and BHF national charity partnership has revamped and relaunched its online Goal Setter tool to give people extra support to change their lifestyle. The Let’s Do This 8 Week Challenge allows users to set and track their health-related goals over an eight-week period. It gives users a more tailored experience and is designed to encourage lasting lifestyle change. Goals focus on everyday changes, such as becoming more active and improving diet. The 8 Week Challenge also contains achievable fitness tips, healthy recipes health-related inspiration to keep people motivated. Read more below:

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Glasgow Plans for 20mph

Last Updated: 9/25/2015

Drivers in Glasgow’s city centre could have their top speed restricted to 20mph under plans intended to cut the number of accidents on the city’s roads.

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MacMillan Walking Success

Last Updated: 8/26/2015

In respo nse to patient feedback, new walking routes have been designed by patients, volunteers and staff at Macmillan Day Care to encourage physical activity in line with Macmillan Cancer Support’s national ‘Move More’ programme.

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MyParkScotland Website Launch

Last Updated: 5/19/2015

Finding a local park is about to get easier thanks to MyParkScotland.

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Dementia Friendly Walking Community

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

Paths for All, the nationwide champion of walking for all in Scotland, has been awarded a funding boost of £300,000 to develop a dementia friendly walking community.

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Help Find Our Lost Playing Fields

Last Updated: 2/20/2015

The Carnegie UK Trust and Fields in Trust recently launched their new #FieldFinders campaign to find the UK’s lost playing fields in the hopes that you will be able to help.

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What is Legacy Week?

Last Updated: 2/13/2015

Legacy week will take place from 9 - 15 March 2015.

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Active Cairngorms

Last Updated: 1/23/2015

Active Cairngorms is a new outdoor access strategy for the Cairngorms National Park. Its aim is for all residents and visitors to use the Park for physical activity once a day.

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