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May is National Walking Month – join in by walking to Work and School

National Walking Month 2014 - Walk to Work and School
National Walking Month 2014 – Walk to Work and School

May is National Walking Month, so look out for inspiration from Living Streets, the British Heart Foundation  and Walk England to help us enjoy more of our everyday journeys on foot.

Dr Michael Mosley said on the radio the other day a 20 minute walk would improve our lifespan by 40 minutes so it’s a no-brainer – get walking.

Join in Walk to Work week  from 12th-19th May.

During Walk to School week 19th-23rd May, many of our local schools, teachers and parents will make a special effort to encourage all children to walk at least some of the journey to school.

Dulwich Safe Routes to School are promoting Walk to School Week – please encourage your local school to participate.  For more see Living Streets

As well as enjoying the mental and physical benefits of an active journey, leaving the car at home means everyone can benefit from better air quality, less congestion and calmer streets.

If you have lots to carry, are travelling a longer distance, or find walking difficult, why not ride a bike sometimes too?

Try the Green Chain Route – part of the Green Chain starts at Dulwich Park.

Follow all the latest on safer, greener, healthier everyday journeys on DULWICH SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL  and

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