2010 June


From the blog

World Cup effect v2
Tube Strike

The London tube strike is going ahead for 48 hours from 19:00 Wednesday according to the BBC. The strike by tube maintenance workers is expected to hit the Northern, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines – though TfL claims it “plans to […]

No countdown 2

As part of a £750k Transport for London trial, US-style pedestrian countdown timers are being added to 8 junctions across London (please excuse my slightly shoddy picture): TfL's rationale goes like this: Research has shown that many pedestrians assume the […]


Hello – is there anybody there? Slightly off-topic (but relates to sustainable travel), and slightly nerdy, but I took the trouble of wandering through first class on a recent 17.30 (i.e. rush hour) train journey from Birmingham to London. Out […]

Summer kites

Walk and fly

18 June 2010 by martin 0 comments

What are you up to this weekend? Do you feel like doing something to stretch your legs, put a glow in your cheeks and make your heart soar? Dig out your kite! In nearly every city there’s a great hill […]


I had my doubts they'd get them all installed on time for the launch on July 30, but then again, I've rarely seen so many men in hi-viz jackets (Stamford Street, Waterloo): I hope the scheme's a huge (£140 million) […]


Introducing mywalkit

10 June 2010 by martin 0 comments

We receive a lot of useful feedback from our users, with many suggestions of how we could improve what we do, and extra features and information that you would like to see added. A lot of the time, it's about making the service more personal to you, and with the launch of mywalkit and mywalkit+ we're pretty confident that we've done just that.

MPs set to get walking?

MPs set to get walking?

3 June 2010 by martin 0 comments

It is recognised that walking has many health benefits, both physically and mentally. As well as reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and helping to control body fat, walking also enhances mental […]

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