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Rachel Aldred wins £10,000 award for policy contributions to cycling

Rachel Aldred wins £10,000 award for policy contributions to cycling | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

University of Westminster researcher Dr Rachel Aldred wins ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

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Dr Rachel Aldred was winner of the Outstanding Public Policy category in the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2016.

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Switching to public transport or cycling/walking to get to work might help shed the pounds

Switching from driving to work to using public transport, walking, or cycling might help commuters shed weight within a couple of years, suggests research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 

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The findings discussed in this article were based on responses from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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Police in Hull say organised gangs are targeting high end bikes - and theft is on the up

Police in Hull say organised gangs are targeting high end bikes - and theft is on the up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Organised crime gangs in Hull have led to a concerning surge in bike thefts, with 44 bikes stolen in the city centre in just the last month, and more in outlying areas.

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Article mentions the ESRC-funded Cycling Cultures study at the University of East London.

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City planners tap into wealth of cycling data from Strava tracking app

City planners tap into wealth of cycling data from Strava tracking app | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Seventy-six cities and regions are using Strava Metro data to help assess and shape transport policy.

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The Urban Big Data Centre at Glasgow University is funded by ESRC

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Commute using a cycle to arrive at workplace stress-free, research says

Commute using a cycle to arrive at workplace stress-free, research says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study has suggested that those who want to arrive stress-free at work should commute using a cycle instead of cars or any other means of transport.

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC funded British Household Panel Survey

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