At the recent MOVE Congress in 2017, Jonathan Hooshmand from the University of Miami shared the key learnings from “Walk safe. Bike safe.”, a movement which supports the right to move around safely in one’s community.
Providing safe and active transportation is one of the best ways to include physical activity in everyday routines from early in life, Hooshmand said.
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That is why the “Walk Safe. Bike Safe.” programmes have designed their activities around three main goals: to decrease the number of pediatric pedestrian and bicyclist injuries; to increase physical activity, and to encourage the use of walkable and bikeable environments.
Many of the programmes started in early 2000s when emergency centres registered a rising number of serious accidents between a cyclist and a car. In a country where roads are primarily designed for motorised vehicles, find out how the local communities have taken action for a safer neighbourhood:
Good practices from the US: Encouraging Safe and Active Transportation to School
At the recent MOVE Congress in 2017, Jonathan Hooshmand from the University of Miami shared the key learnings from “Walk safe. Bike safe.”, a movement which supports the right to move around safely in one’s community. Providing safe and active transportation is one of the best ways to include physical activity in everyday routines from early in life, Hooshmand said. See the presentation slides here: https://www.slideshare.net/NowWeMOVE/move-congress-2017-jonathan-hooshmand-university-of-miami-encouraging-safe-and-active-transportation-to-school That is why the “Walk Safe. Bike Safe.” programmes have designed their activities around three main goals: to
Kevin Mayne: Making space for physical activity through advocacy
Drawing on plenty of experience in lobbying for the recreational and active transport cycling movement, Kevin Mayne from the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) said at the MOVE Congress 2017 that the undercurrent goal of their work is to change the reputation of lobbyists. Advocacy has a higher, transformative purpose and not all lobbyists are advocating society’s vices, Mayne said. The European Cyclists’ Federation has a central aim of changing the ways in which public spaces are used for transport. So in order
Think global, act local – Norway’s experience in reframing urban spaces for physical activity
Dealing with the global refugee crisis is not only a state-level problem. Many local communities deal with everyday questions on how to integrate asylum seekers into their local communities. At the MOVE Congress 2017, Andreas Selliaas from Selliaas Consulting shared his own experience from Norway. Andreas Selliaas’ personal experience with human rights in sport has two equally important sides. By coaching a football team for refugees and asylum seekers in Norway, he has not only taken an inclusive approach but offered
Born Barikor: “Turn up. Tone up”
Born Barikor chooses another approach to get people more active. With Our Parks UK, he brings activities to the community, no gym memberships required. At the MOVE Congress 2017, Barikor shared his tips and tricks on how to engage with people around the UK by using social media in a clever way. Our Parks is a great example of how to engage with people who distance themselves from the mainstream gym culture. By bringing the exercise outside and engaging with people
Birmingham, UK in focus – what to expect?
Frequent Flyer or just a Novice Traveller, we have prepared a list of things to check before coming to Birmingham this October. As UK is the land of many perks, then it might be good to check this before closing the zipper of your suitcase – are you ready and prepared? ✈︎ Adapt the power adapters ✈︎ UK is a country where traffic drives on the left Note this within a roundabout where the circulation is clockwise! ✈︎ Change your currency to pounds Even though
Equity vs Equality – remove the barriers to reach the “hard-to-reach”
In general, we have a good understanding of who the hard-to-reach groups are and why it is important to get them engaged in the community. Although everyone has the fundamental right to move, many social groups are being left behind when it comes to access and awareness of affordable activities that can enhance their wellbeing. As a result, their physical activity levels tend to be much lower and it can be difficult to motivate them to be more active. What to do
If not now, then when? Don’t miss the MOVE Congress registration deadline!
Many sport-for-all promoters have already marked in their calendars three important dates – 4-6 October when MOVE Congress 2017 takes place. If you still haven’t reserved your ticket then the right moment is now – registration closes on Sunday 24 September. The full pass (250 euros) will guarantee you a ticket to one of the most dynamic conferences in the field. We will not just do the talking but stay active throughout the three days. The participants have a chance to