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  • Title: WalkingMatters delivers effective consultation programmes to get people walking and create workable public spaces
    Descriptive info: .. Home Page.. Health.. Public Spaces.. Environment.. Services.. Contact.. International Walking Conference.. Walk21 Conference in Vancouver, Oct.. 3-5.. Join the int'l community in promoting walking.. Guided Tours of Dublin Spaces.. Explore landmark buildings & places in Dublin.. View All Events.. New WalkingMatters Blog!.. Smaller, cheaper projects better.. Drive To Boost UK Physical Activity.. UK Chief Med Officer highlights walking & cycling.. Obesity Epidemic.. Irish Govt agency, SafeFood, tackles obesity epidemic.. Doctor highlights Obesity & Planning.. Public Health is a Complex Issue.. Ghost Estates.. Planning authorities ignored questions of community and sustainability.. View All News.. Public spaces are the lifeblood of our communities, towns and cities.. They tell a lot about who we are and what we value.. They are where we meet, shop, and play.. Attractive, well-designed and well-maintained public spaces and streets send a message that we value our public realm.. Vibrant, accessible and interesting streets raise the quality of our lives and encourage people to integrate walking into their lives.. Why Does Walking Matter?.. Walking is the thread that connects many issues - from health well-being to reducing our carbon footprint; from building sustainable communities to creating spaces for our children to walk and play.. But often our communities are not designed  ...   developed or redesigned to ensure that the end-users are getting something they will use.. If the route from home to school is along heavily trafficked streets, children won't walk.. If shops and services are all too far from home, there's no choice but to drive.. Our streets are the public spaces in which we live, and need to be designed as places in themselves.. We should not allow cars to dominate, but should prioritise children, carers, pedestrians, people with disabilities and cyclists.. The business community can also get involved in Active Travel Programmes.. This involves the development of a set of mechanisms, initiatives and objectives that together can enable a company to reduce the impact of travel and transport on the environment, as well as bringing a number of health benefits to its staff/workforce and cost savings to the organisation itself.. How Does WalkingMatters Work?.. We work directly with communities and schools to audit their streets and public spaces, and then imagine and design alternatives to support walking and build sustainable communities.. Our aim is to engage with, inform and empower all stakeholders to engage meaningfully in this process.. Contact:.. Patricia Gardiner: 071 9141621 - 087 8033042 -.. email:.. info@walkingmatters.. ie.. Copyright.. 2010 WalkingMatters..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: Walk21.. com..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: ARCHITECTURE TOURS IRELAND (ATI): a new initiative by the RIAI and IAF.. Explore Dublin's landmark buildings and places through these lively and informative city walks!.. www.. architecturetours..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: Space, Place & Nature.. Conference: Space, Place & Nature - Connecting our Built Heritage & the Urban Environment.. Pictures & Outcomes.. Read More.. Join the int'l community in promoting walking.. The Big Draw.. The Big Draw event in Sligo - the Outcomes..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: WalkingMatters blogs on the normalising of walking and.. cycling..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: Minimum levels of physical activity for adults and children have been issued today to try and improve the general population s overall health.. The government has launched a drive to boost physical activity in the form of what are the first ever UK-wide physical activity guidelines published jointly by the four nations chief medical officers (CMOs).. Under the guidelines, children  ...   three hours every day, while adults (19-64 year olds) and older people aged 65 and above are recommended to take part in moderate to intense physical activity for two and a half hours a week.. The UK Physical Activity Guidelines are intended to give advice on how people of all ages can maintain fitness levels and stay or get healthy.. OnMedica..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: safefood.. eu/en/..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: Irish Times..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: irishtimes.. com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0810/1224276470663.. html..

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  • Title: Walking Matters
    Descriptive info: Health Report Highlights Obesity.. Sedentary lifestyles are causing an obesity epidemic and increasing the risk of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancers and osteoporosis.. One of the easiest ways to increase physical activity is to include walking and cycling in the daily routine.. Planning authorities ignored questions of community and sustainability.. Public Health is a Complex Issue.. Smaller, cheaper projects better..

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  • Title: A brisk walk is the cheapest, most accessible form of exercise we can do and improves our health
    Descriptive info: Public Health.. Personal Wellbeing.. For our health.. A brisk walk is the cheapest, most accessible form of excercise we can do.. Walkers have less incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other killer diseases.. They live longer and get mental health and spiritual benefits.. The World Health Organisation recommends we get at least a half hour of exercise a day - such as a brisk walk.. If we can integrate this into our daily lives - such as by walking to work or the shops, or walking the kids to school, we cut out that great excuse we all face for not exercising: I don't have time!.. But our cities, towns and neighbourhoods need to be more inviting, more interesting and safer places for us to walk.. It can be as simple as pedestrian crossing lights that keep us waiting too long (they're usually set to prioritise cars), or not having safe places to cross the road at all! If we walk into town to do our shopping, is there a convenient local bus that can get me - and my shopping - back home? If the kids walk to school and get rained on, is there a convenient place for them to hang their wet gear?.. And when we start to examine our  ...   day is much easier and a whole lot less stressful when you know exactly when you will arrive.. Cycling can be the fun alternative to joining a gym it offers all the benefits of regular exercise.. Increased aerobic fitness, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, lower cholesterol are some of the rewards.. It also helps tone up calves, thighs, and hips and can burn off calories at a rate of up to 700 per hour! Studies have also shown that those who cycle to work have a significantly lower mortality rate.. But you don t have to be super-fit to enjoy cycling.. One of the great things about cycling is you can take it at whatever pace suits you.. Chances are you will find yourself beating rush hour traffic speeds without even trying too hard.. Choosing to cycle instead of driving gives you the good feeling that you are doing your bit for a more pleasant city and a cleaner environment.. Not only is cycling an easy way of saving on travel time while getting exercise and staying fit, and helping the environment, you ll also save money.. See the.. National Transport Authority's.. excellent website for helpful hints on things like how to get started cycling and how much money you will save by cycling more!..

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