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Ten thoughts on reframing transport policy  as a health investment

Air quality is a problem. We don’t walk enough, we don’t cycle enough, many argue we drive too much esp for short journeys. I’m often asked my view of the solution to “the air quality problem”. My stock answer is – “drive less, walk and cycle more, get the bus, plant trees, the end”. I […]

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parks and bike lanes vs cath labs and cancer drugs.  The value of different forms of investment

Parks are a social good. Almost everyone accepts that. Yet they are under pressure. The Heritage Lottery Fund tell us this annually. NESTA and many others are rethinking parks. 38 Degrees write to me about three times a week asking me to sign petitions to protect parks. Id expect millions have done so We don’t […]

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“Determinants of health – if only local government took it seriously”

“Determinants of health – if only local government took it seriously” I had to double take (!) “If only the local government took the social determinants of health as seriously as we do and engaged on it” This is a paraphrased quote from a senior manager I’ve heard more than once over the years. As […]