EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management* - has released its May 2018 e-update on the topic of 'Walking - Encouraging People-Powered Transport'. The theme is described as follows:
“Walking is the first thing an infant wants to do and the last thing an old person wants to give up. Walking is the exercise that does not need a gym. It is the prescription without medicine, the weight control without diet, and the cosmetic that can’t be found in a chemist. It is the tranquilliser without a pill, the therapy without a psychoanalyst, and the holiday that does not cost a penny. What’s more, it does not pollute, consumes few natural resources and is highly efficient. Walking is convenient, it needs no special equipment, is selfregulating and inherently safe. Walking is as natural as breathing”, says John Butcher, Founder of Walk21.
Read the EPOMM E-Update here.
Act TravelWise copy-edits the English version of the e-update and distributes it within the UK.
* Note that 'mobility management' is the European term equating roughly to transport demand management (TDM) - the 'soft measures' aimed at travel behaviour change away from single-occupancy car use, sometimes referred to as 'smarter choices' or 'smarter travel' in the UK.