The Census 2016 Summary Results – Part 2 have been released by the CSO. This report is the second of two publications, and deals primarily with social, employment, and health related findings.
This week (15-19 May) is Walk to School Week. The Public Health Agency is encouraging everyone to get more active by leaving the car at home and walking the school run. Over three-fifths (61%) of primary school pupils are driven to or from school by car, while less than a third – only 29% – walk. Less than one in a hundred primary school children cycle to school.
Proposals outlining the potential for around 130 kilometres of bicycle routes are part of a public consultation on a draft Belfast Bicycle Network. Under these proposals, two thirds of all Belfast City Council residents will be within 400 metres of a quality bicycle route.
This is described by Minister for Infrastructure Chis Hazzard MLA as another building block for active travel in Belfast and he’s urged all who have an interest to get involved in the consultation.
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The Department of Infrastructure has recently announced a new plan to place walking, cycling and public transport at the heart of transport policy in Northern Ireland.
The remit of the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) is to promote cooperation for public health between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the areas of research and information, capacity building and policy advice. Our approach is to support Departments of Health and their agencies in both jurisdictions, and maximise the benefits of all-island cooperation to achieve practical benefits for people in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.