Date published: May 13, 2019
Forgotten Transport – How can we make everyday walking more fun?
Join Dr Graeme Sherriff, Dr Nick Davies and Dr Luke Blazejewski for a discussion on the future of walking in Greater Manchester.
Walking is the oldest travel mode in the world – and most of us do it several times a day. It has huge potential to fulfil critical health and low-carbon goals. Yet despite many well-meaning initiatives and projects the level of people walking for everyday purposes remains relatively static. Why is that? And how can we change it?
In this session you will hear from speakers who have looked at walking in the context of both recreational and everyday means. We will build a discussion around what can be done to translate the fun of recreational walking into everyday journeys of 2km or less.
Carragh Teague - Walking Coordinator, Transport for Greater Manchester
Prof Tim Stott - Professor in Physical Geography and Outdoor Education, Liverpool John Moores University
Nora Morocza - PhD Researcher, Liverpool John Moores University
Jenny Wiles, Regional Director (North) – Living Streets
Forgotten Transport – How can we make everyday walking more fun? will take place between 12-2pm at the Old Fire Station on 30 May.