Saturday, 31 January 2015

Walk This Way to Seedy Sunday

If you are going to Seedy Sunday at the Corn Exchange in Brighton tomorrow, excellent. If you are going to walk there, even better. If you do, here’s some good advice from Transport for London, published this week. To find out more about the facts behind the advice, have a look at an earlier post on this blog. Look forward to seeing you on the Living Streets stall.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Living Streets takes a stand at Seedy Sunday – Brighton, 1st February

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It's now just over a week until Seedy Sunday 2015, the UK’s largest seed swap event, which takes place on Sunday 1st February at the Brighton Corn Exchange. Last year around 3,000 people visited so we’ve decided that Living Streets Brighton and Hove Group will take a stand (actually, a table!) at this year’s event.

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We are looking for volunteers to help staff the stand during the day - no special skills needed, other than a willingness to talk the walk about the importance of creating safe, attractive, enjoyable streets where it’s great to walk in Brighton and Hove.
You can get in touch by dropping an email to Living Streets, Brighton & Hove Group on
Look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

20mph - saving lives and reducing traffic injuries in Brighton and Hove

Great to read that our council is going to extend the 20mph speed limit to most of the city, especially given that the existing 20mph speed limits seem to be having an impact on road crash deaths and casualties.

Also great to see Lead Councillor for Transport Ian Davey’s comment in The Argus, “Maybe the time is coming to change the default speed limit in urban areas to 20mph from 30mph.” Sounds like the sort of thing that a behavioural economist would say. So Amen to that!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Walkable Brighton and Hove in today’s B&H Indy

My article on making Brighton and Hove a walkable city - today's edition of the Brighton & Hove Independent.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Walk Further, Live Longer

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Actually, not that much further. This study of over 330,000 people from the University of Cambridge, and published in the American Journal of Clinical Exercise shows that,

“doing exercise equivalent to just a 20 minute brisk walk each day – burning between 90 and 110 kcal (‘calories’) – would take an individual from the inactive to moderately inactive group and reduce their risk of premature death by between 16-30%.”

So what are you doing reading this? Go out for a walk. Invest 20 minutes today and increase your chances of living longer.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Hove seafront, seen today

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“Je Suis Charlie.”

Or as Voltaire nearly said,

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."