Active travel seminar

14 March 2017

We recently held a seminar as part of a series of learning events about our active travel programme of research.

The event took place on Wednesday 22nd March at the Lighthouse in Glasgow.

We presented some new findings on cycling trends in Glasgow, including analysis of the City’s Cycle Hire Scheme; and recommendations from the GCPH synthesis ‘Active travel in Glasgow: what we’ve learned so far’. A focus on the wider sustainability agenda, including air pollution and environmental justice, was also provided by our guest speaker Emilia Hanna of Friends of the Earth. 

This seminar was the latest in a series of learning events held as part of GCPH’s active travel programme of research over the last seven years. At this seminar, we focussed the discussion on not only what priorities we should be pursuing to encourage active and sustainable travel in our towns and cities and what we should be seeking to change, but the links to other closely related issues such as improving air quality, reducing carbon emissions, increasing physical activity, reducing obesity, challenging car dependency, and addressing health inequality. 

The discussion at this seminar will directly influence the next phase of our sustainable travel research programme and we are keen to gather views on what more and what next as we develop this important strand of work for GCPH and the city.

Download the presentations

New analyses of cycling in Glasgow - Karen Macpherson, NHS Health Improvement Scotland

Reflections on our learning: transport, active travel and inequalities - Jill Muirie, Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Clean Air as Environmental Justice - Emilia Hanna, Friends of the Earth Scotland

For further information on this strand of our work, contact Bruce Whyte, Public Health Programme Manager.

View a Storify of the event's Twitter activity.