Monday, 5 May 2014

National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month, so look out for inspiration from Living Streets, the British Heart Foundation  and Walk England to help us enjoy more of our everyday journeys on foot.

During Walk to School week 19th-23rd May, many of our local schools, teachers and parents will make a special effort to encourage all children to walk at least some of the journey to school.

As well as enjoying the mental and physical benefits of an active journey, leaving the car at home means everyone can benefit from better air quality, less congestion and calmer streets.

If you have lots to carry, are travelling a longer distance, or find walking difficult, why not ride a bike sometimes too?

Dates for your diary

Saturday 17 May - The Big Ride - leaving Dulwich Village at 10.30am

The 'Space for Cycling' Big Ride is a fun mass bike ride with a serious message, asking for streets that are safe and inviting for Londoners on bikes of all ages and abilities. The Big Ride starts in Park Lane at 12 (meet from 11am) and follows a motor-traffic free route ending at 2pm at Temple. There is a feeder ride leaving from Dulwich Village roundabout at 10.30 for anyone who wants to cycle to the start point with an easy-paced family friendly group, thanks to amazing volunteers from Croydon Cyclists and others.

Wednesday 11 June - Sustrans, Dulwich Society and Safe Routes - 8pm at the Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane (near Beckwith Road)

Sustrans is coming to Dulwich to help give ideas and discuss how we can share our roads in ways which make our streets safer and more pleasant for all. Hosted by The Dulwich Society and Safe Routes to School, the meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11 June at 8pm at the Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane. Come and have your say on how you’d like Dulwich and Herne Hill to respond to the challenges of increasing demands on our roads.