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Seminar #22 – Fitness, Fun and Functional

7th November 2022 For the 22nd event in our Sustainable Transport Futures seminar series in conjunction with the Festival of Social Science run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), we had presentations by Dr Gemma Bridge (Running Mayor of Leeds), Dr Stephen Parkes (Sheffield Hallam University), and Dr Justin Spinney (Cardiff University), chaired […]

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 […]