'Fix your bike' vouchers launch, as doctors to prescribe bikes on NHS

The prime minister says GPs in areas with poor health will be encouraged to prescribe cycling.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cycling commuting halfords

Garden villages locking-in car dependency, says report

A group promoting alternatives to the car said one garden village could be seven miles from a shop.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment transport housing commuting motoring

Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger

Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.

Sarah Rowan, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: health public-health cities covid-19 coronavirus pollution transport insurance population discrimination commuting urban community

Coronavirus is spreading through rural South’s high-risk population – reopening economies will make it worse

Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.

Meagen Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration, University of Mississippi • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine covid-19 coronavirus politics economics hospitals coronavirus-2020 rural-america rural commuting

Young couples 'trapped in car dependency'

Planners are allowing edge-of-town housing estates where car travel is only option, researchers say.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Oct. 24, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: environment transport housing commuting housing-market motoring

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