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Top 10 Things to Know About Walking

 

1. Walking Can Help You Burn Fat and Lose Weight: When you walk for more than 45 minutes at a brisk pace, your body must burn stored fat. This helps you not only lose weight, but lose excess body fat.

 

2. You May Not Be Walking Right: You should work on good walking posture, arm motion, and foot motion to get the most out of a walking workout. Avoid these 10 walking mistakes to get the best results.

 

3. You Need the Right Walking Shoes: While you can take a walk in almost any footwear, you will be able to walk better with flat, flexible athletic shoes that fit right.

NICE announcement on new 'quality statements'​ for streets and roads

 

On 04/01/2019 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announced a consultation on new 'quality statements' for streets and roads, to deliver the best health outcomes for the general population.

Shared Surface Injunction - Latest Clarification

 

The Government has clarified certain aspects of its injunction against level surface shared space schemes, although designers and local planners still feel the situation is in limbo.

NPPF leaves wriggle room to support limiting parking spaces

 

The Government's revised National Planning Policy Framework has left local transport planners with enough wriggle room to support limiting parking spaces for major developments

Government publishes revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) – a Transport Planner’s perspective

 

The Government published its revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) yesterday (24 July 2018). During the consultation the government held 10 regional engagement events and approximately 40 individual meetings.

Revised NPPF Parking Standards

 

The NPPF revision discourages the setting of maximum parking standards. If you don’t have maximum standards you either have no standards, which no one wants, or minimum standards, which could see some local authorities setting rising standards with the size of a housing development and they might have fairly relaxed standards to compete with neighbouring councils for office developments.

The EV market in 2019: Why the future will be all-electric

 

Air pollution has been one of the main talking points of 2019; with reports of major cities like Oxford, Manchester and Newcastle Upon Tyne going far beyond the legal limits for carbon emissions, it’s clear that something must be done to make our air safe and breathable