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Researchers identify places with greatest cycling potential

Researchers identify places with greatest cycling potential | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Hull has one of the greatest potentials for cycle commuting of any English city, according to research using the DfT’s Propensity to Cycle software.

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This report refers to  UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), which receives funding from the ESRC.

 

The Propensity to Cycle tool was funded by the DfT with additional impact funding secured from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).

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Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing

Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Walking or cycling to work is better for people's mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the University of East Anglia.
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In addition to the research by research from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) (part of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), for which ESRC provides administrative management), the article mentions the British Household Panel Survey which is funded by the ESRC.

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Walking or cycling 'wellbeing boost'

Walking or cycling 'wellbeing boost' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Switching from driving a car to walking or cycling to work improves our wellbeing, a study suggests.

Active commuters felt better able to concentrate and under less strain than when travelling by car, University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers said.

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The research comes from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), part of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), for which ESRC provides administrative management.

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Neighborhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity

People who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight, but new research from the University of Cambridge indicates that neighborhoods that are saturated with fast food outlets may be particularly unhealthy for people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

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Article cites the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge which rceives part funding from the ESRC

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The benefits of an 'active commute'

The benefits of an 'active commute' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

BBC Radio 4 - The World at One.

Clip from 30:30 - 35:35.

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Guests discuss research from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), part of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), for which ESRC provides administrative management.

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