Mark Whitehead 06 June 2019

Calls to make cycling more inclusive for women, older and disabled people

Calls to make cycling more inclusive for women, older and disabled people  image

Women, older and disabled people are neglected in provision of resources to support cycling, according to a report.

Sustrans and engineering company Arup say better representation is needed for these groups in transport planning, dedicated space for cycling and access to adapted cycles.

They say 84% of disabled people living in the UK’s biggest cities never cycle for local journeys, yet a third would like to do so.

Sustrans and Arup will use the initial findings from the report, Inclusive cycling in towns and cities, for further work to engage with organisations representing women, older people and disabled people.

Xavier Brice of Sustrans said: 'Inclusive transport is at the heart of a fairer society, and cycling can play a vital role in enhancing social inclusion.

'Sadly, in the UK an estimated 70% of the population can face systemic barriers to cycling, which shape and often limit their mobility, life opportunities and independence.

'Our urban areas are predominantly designed around the car and only those brave enough to share road space with motor traffic currently consider cycling as a mode of transportation.'

Meeting new planning requirements for trees image

Meeting new planning requirements for trees

Concrete block permeable paving offers an important opportunity to help satisfy the requirement for extensive tree planting and retention of existing trees in developments. Chris Hodson reports.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Director of Children's Safeguarding and Care 

Gloucestershire County Council
Up to £116,391, plus relocation support
We are looking to fill this vital role at a very important time for us.  Our children’s services team is on an important journey of... Gloucestershire
Recuriter: Gloucestershire County Council

Student Gardener

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 2 - £17,715 per annum
We are looking for candidates with a desire to improve their skill and knowledge within the horticultural industry the use of a variety of horticul... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Casual Assistant Coach

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - £9.48 per hour
An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the Community Sport & Wellbeing Team at Chelmsford City Council with a Physical Activity project for ... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Developer Level 2

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 9 - Starting at £38,517 per annum, rising to £42,441
Would you like to work for an Investors in People award winning organisation that offers flexible working arrangements, excellent pension and have ... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Casual Assistant Swimming Instructor

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 4 - £10.79 per hour
Riverside Leisure Centre is Chelmsford City Council’s flagship leisure facility, offering a variety of sporting activities where there is something... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue