2009 March


From the blog

Welcome to the new walkit.com!  Please let us know what you think.

We're very pleased to unveil the new-look walkit.com! See below for some of the things we've changed.  And, at long last, we're delighted to also launch the service in both Manchester (city council area) and Wigan Borough. There will no […]

‘Walk to work week’ just a month away

Walk to Work Week 2009 is coming! Walk to Work Week is a national awareness event run by the charity Living Streets. The Week aims to encourage employees to walk more as part of their commute and working day, and […]

go london, go

go london, go

24 March 2009 by martin 0 comments

go london (no capitals for the capital) was launched today at a big event in Central Hall, Westminster. It is a new health legacy programme from NHS London to improve Londoners' health through increasing participation in physical activity in the […]

£928 million spent on school transport every year

Maybe not the most exciting-looking report to ever come off the printing presses. But if you look at today's press notice, and take a shufti at the report itself, there are some quite arresting details, e.g: Car use on the […]

£2k to scrap your old car and promise not to buy a new one?

George Monbiot makes the point in today's Guardian that you really can't dress up the mooted car scrappage scheme in even the skimpiest green clothing. Giving people £2k to trade in an old car for a new one with slightly […]

Wake up and smell the nitrogen dioxide

The Sunday Times is today reporting that Britain suffers from the most widespread levels of dangerous traffic fumes in Europe. The Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) says that in 2008 over 100 UK cities breached the pollution limit […]

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