Healthy Environments

I met Lucy Godfrey at the 2 Walk and Cycle conference in Palmerston North in July 2018.  Lucy works for Mott MacDonald in Auckland as a Senior Transport Planner and she previously worked in the UK for Transport for London.  I was inspired by her...

Cars are like plastic bags. They’re not bad in themselves, it is just that we use them too often and too much.  The crazy thing is that plenty of car trips in urban areas are short. (1) Short enough to walk or cycle.  Sometimes we...

This document discusses the findings from ANA's scan of the literature on active transport. Active transport is one way to increase physical activity. Active transport is well known to have environmental and economic benefits.  Cycling and walking provide substantial economic benefits for households. A key finding...

Kay Thomson, manager of strategic projects at Sport NZ shares her insightful blog with ANA. Did you wake up this morning wondering how you could get more people and populations more physically active?  If so, then you are reading the right article. Do you remember the 7th...

New WHO physical activity plan to help people around the world get out and active Health Minister Dr David Clark and Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson welcome the World Health Organization’s new Global Action Plan on Physical Activity, announced in Geneva on 5 June, 2018. The...