Forgotten Transport – How can we make everyday walking more fun? (Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit seminar)

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30 May
2019

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time” – Steven Wright.

Walking is the oldest travel mode in the world – and most of us do it several times a day. It has huge potential to fulfil critical health and low-carbon goals. Yet despite many well-meaning initiatives and projects the level of people walking for everyday purposes remains relatively static. Why is that? And how can we change it?

In this session you will hear from speakers who have looked at walking in the context of both recreational and everyday means. We will build a discussion around what can be done to translate the fun of recreational walking into everyday journeys of 2km or less.

Refreshments served from 12:00, with the seminar set to start at 12:30.

Speakers include:

Carragh Teague – Walking Coordinator, Transport for Greater Manchester

Prof Tim Stott – Professor in Physical Geography and Outdoor Education, Liverpool John Moores University

Nora Morocza – PhD Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University

Jenny Wiles, Regional Director (North) – Living Streets

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Event Details

Location Old Fire Station
Start Thursday 30 May 2019 12:30pm
Finish Thursday 30 May 2019 2:00pm