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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. 

Speakers include: 

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.

You can reserve your place for this free event here and can view more information on the website.

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