Previous Articles - March 2010
GMITA working group to consider bikes on trams
Transport leaders have today agreed to set up a cross-party working group to consider the issue of whether bikes can be carried safely on trams in Greater Manchester...read more
Door-to-door bus service expanded
Residents of Chadderton, Royton and Shaw will be able to use a door-to-door bus service on weekends for a trial period of 12 months from 12 December...read more
Children's walking levels boosted by a fifth
A report has been released suggesting that the WoW (Walk Once a Week) scheme, part of the Walk to School campaign run by national charity Living Streets, raises walking levels in primary school children by 19 percent.
NHS and local authority chief executives will wish to familiarise themselves with the findings of the report and the impact it may have on work reducing childhood obesity.
British Medical Journal - 2nd January
Data from the Dept. of Transport on deaths on British roads in 2008 show that in all 2,538 people died and nearly a quarter of a million were injured. Road crashes are the largest single cause of death for people between the ages of 5 and 35, and road travel is far deadlier than going by train or plane. Research in the BMJ shows that the introduction of 20mph zones in London was associated with a 40% reduction in casualties and collisions.
Good Corporate Citizenship Model launched
The Sustainable Development Commission and the NHS Sustainable Development Unit have just launched the new Good Corporate Citizenship Assessment Model...read more
CABE – NHS
Beyond the Building
NHS Managers need to "think beyond the inside of the building" when planning the design and location of services, according to the Government’s adviser on architecture and design...read more
Health & Transport
Published 23rd Feb 2010 - Dept of Transport: Active Travel Strategy
Jointly produced by Dept of Transport and the Department of Health
This Strategy document provides a useful toolkit for the promotion of active travel - walking, cycling and using public transport - by highlighting a range of evaluated projects which have taken place nationally and that can be used to encourage greater participation and awareness of sustainable and active travel options. The promotion of active travel can positively support programmes that aim to impact on obesity, local traffic congestion and air quality, and help improve individual's access to local services.
The Strategy builds on the guidance to local authorities 'Delivering Sustainable Low Carbon Travel'...view pdf
Delivering Sustainable Low Carbon Travel
An Essential Guide for Local Authorities...read more
Spatial Planning for Health
Spatial planning is about creating sustainable communities and addressing the wider determinate of health through the planning process. Specifically, it involves integrating the policies and processes of different sectors, such as transport and housing, to improve people’s wellbeing and reduce health and social inequalities. This Guidance is aimed at professionals with public health as part of their remit...view pdf
The Love Your Bike campaign are looking for opinions from cyclist
on sharing road space with buses, a short survey is attached.
Closing date 19th March 2010...read more
More than 70 major public and private sector employers have pledged to implement a new “cycle to work” guarantee in a bid to transform the numbers cycling to work...read more
British Medical Association Briefing on Transport & Health
Issued Nov 2009
This is a very comprehensive briefing from the BMA on transport and health
issues - from road safety and drink driving through planning to active
Sustrans shares expertise to change Nottingham students’ travel habits
Students and staff at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University will be encouraged to walk and cycle to and from campus in an investment project worth well over £3million over the next two years...read more
Three times as many children now cycling to school in Wales (Dec 2009 edition)
Having fun on the way to play (Nov 2009 edition)
Sign here for safer cycling (Oct 2009 edition)
Greater Manchester Community Transport Forum have published a number of reports that show the continued growth and impact that the sector is making across Greater Manchester:
The GM CT Forum is planning to launch its Quality Framework from May 2010. For more information about community transport in Greater Manchester.
Community Transport Business Forum
Telephone: 01704 500473
Telephone: 0161 277 1014
Fax: 0161 273 8296
Promoting health through cycling conference on Tuesday 30th March 2010 at the University of Bolton...read more
Following on from the 'Introduction to EU funding for health' workshops
North West Health Brussels Office will be running three further workshops in collaboration with TrusTECH...read more
Westminster Briefing Policy and Practice Briefing
Local Transport Plans: Preparing for 2011.
This will be hosted by The House Magazine on Thursday, 11th March 2010 in Westminster (10.30am-3.15pm)...read more