Can Motorways Promote Active Travel?

Research Paper Title Effects of New Motorway Infrastructure on Active Travel in the Local Population: A Retrospective Repeat Cross-Sectional Study in Glasgow, Scotland. Background Promoting active travel is an important part of increasing population physical activity, which has both physical and mental health benefits. A key benefit described by the then Scottish Government of the… Read More

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Prepared Positions: Motorised vs Non-motorised

“Non-motorised infantry divisions are only of value against a motorised and armoured enemy when occupying prepared positions. If these positions are pierced or outflanked, a withdrawal will leave them helpless victims of the motorised enemy, with nothing else to do but hold on in their positions to the last round.” (Rommel, 1953, p198). Field-Marshal Erwin… Read More

Does Increased Weight + Reduced Physical Activity = Greater CO2 Emissions

Research Paper Title Associations of Health, Physical Activity and Weight Status with Motorised Travel and Transport Carbon Dioxide Emissions: A Cross-sectional, Observational Study. Background Motorised travel and associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generate substantial health costs; in the case of motorised travel, this may include contributing to rising obesity levels. Obesity has in turn been… Read More