Posts by healthyactivecities

Seminar #19 Motherload Film Screening and Panel Discussion

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science at the University of Salford we provided an online screening of the award-winning film Motherload. ‘Motherload’ is a film about the cargo bike revolution building around the world. The film follows Liz Canning’s (the filmmaker) own story, going from regularly cycling to having young twins, then […]

Seminar #18 Low Traffic Neighbourhood Research

1st July, 2021 For the 18th event in our Sustainable Transport Futures seminar series and the final event for this academic year, we had presentations by researchers from Healthy Active Cities (University of Salford), the Active Travel Academy (University of Westminster), and Newcastle University discussing their work on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. Measuring Distributional Equity: a […]

Active travel and twitter: language matters

Like academics and research teams around the world, Healthy Active Cities is having to adapt research methodologies to ensure that they are COVID-19 safe. One of our new methods is to start thinking about how we can utilise social media, and particularly twitter, as a qualitative data source for all things active travel. Our first […]

We’ve submitted our response to the consultation on reporting guidance for road collisions

The Active travel Academy at Westminster University along with partners in road policing, academics, media experts and cycling charities have put together new guidelines for reporting of road collisions. These guidelines reflect that whilst good reporting does exist, much reporting on collisions and road crime is accepting of road danger and dangerous driving whilst simultaneously reproducing negative and dehumanising portrayals […]

Transport, Twitter and… Poems?

We in Healthy Active Cities have been thinking a lot about travel and transport during the current coronavirus situation and associated restrictions. Normally we would have been meeting and speaking with people, or even moving with people, to research experiences of travel, but during lockdown and following the guidance and rules in place we’ve had […]