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Two walking workshops from TfL

Transport for London’s (TfL) current Urban Design team will be running two walking-focused, hands-on and interactive workshops at Cycling + Walking Innovations, both led by Andy Martin. One is a ‘ped shed’ workshop; where pedestrian shed is a concept for creating the basic building blocks of walkable neighbourhoods. If people are going to walk, there have to be places to walk to, and a ‘ped shed’ is the area encompassed by the walking distance from a town or neighbourhood centre, in human and accessibility terms. Transport for London’s second workshop is a tactical urbanism workshop, focused on the Small Change, Big Impact, practical guide to changing public spaces, and featuring a practical introduction to using the Small Change, Big Impact toolkit... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Features
Walking benefits the economy as well as society and health

Walking benefits the economy as well as society and health

The work done on the pedestrian pound by Living Streets back in 2013 showed that shoppers on foot spend up to six times more than those who arrive by car, and calculated that well-planned improvements to public spaces could raise... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Features

The 'proper science' of walking in urban environments

In his lab at UCL, Professor Nick Tyler has been researching walking and how people from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of mobility interact with the environment and infrastructure. We should make cities for everyone, he will tell delegates at the Cycling + Walking Innovation event.... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Features
How innovation is boosting industry and the economy

How innovation is boosting industry and the economy

In a week that General Motors reveals two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes, it’s clear that the cycling industry is set to become a much bigger global player in the shared mobility... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Features

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