Posts by healthyactivecities

#walktoschoolweek 2020, Levenshulme

It’s #walktoschoolweek 2020 (5th-9th October), so we’ve compared this weeks daily average car, pedestrian and cycle counts at school drop off in Levenshulme, Greater Manchester with daily averages since the school term started. The data (Figure 1) shows that #WalktoSchoolWeek does not seem to have influenced modes of travel at any of the five sensors. […]

Back to school in Levenshulme: Counting modes of travel

Working with Manchester City Council and TfGM, the Manchester Urban Observatory have deployed various traffic and air quality monitoring equipment in Levenshulme (Figure 1) as part of the Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood Scheme. Delayed initially by the COVID-19 lockdown, data collection by the monitoring equipment began on the 12th of August 2020.   Using […]

Healthy Active Cities receives EPSRC DecarboN8 funding!

We are very excited to announce we have received EPSRC DecarboN8 funding to study the potential for e-cargo bike use across Manchester and Salford.  As cities respond to pressures of development, the reduction of carbon emissions in non-commuting transport continues to pose many logistical challenges. It is essential to understand mobility technologies and practices as […]