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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 […]

#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 […]