Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Report of the Week
It seems that barely a week goes by without some august body producing a report full of evidence supporting the case for more exercise, less car dependency and more “active travel” – which doesn’t mean going on long walks, or lengthy cycle rides, but simply building more activity into our lives. Which can even mean the walk to the bus stop.
But despite the ever-growing piles of evidence, and the declarations of support from politicians for “evidence-based policy,” most of the talk is lip service, the reports get filed, and progress is minimal. To add to the long line of reports already on the shelf, here’s one produced by the Active Transport for Healthy Living Coalition, ten organisations ranging from Sustrans to the Association of Directors of Public Health. Full of good stuff, but don’t hold your breath….