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1. Today's The Planet newsletter has pictures of my village, where cyclists mostly have their own roads as you often see in the Netherlands.

Here they are warned to slow down at a crossing.

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#cycling #Zeeland #Netherlands #biking #nature
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3. In the main street of the village, there are horse chestnuts everywhere.

Do you pick them up or leave them on the ground?

➡️ theplanet.substack.com/p/autumn-in-my…

#chestnuts #autumn #autumnwalks #outdoors #nature
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"For a long time, I slotted my bazaar walks as a time-waster. Why, I didn't even have shopping to show for it!" .@suchiswriting #whyloiter #walking #women #tuesdaytakeover
And then I read "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. She prescribes something she calls The Artist Date, a weekly date with, er, yourself. She writes: "The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you." #theartistsway
"The Artist Date need not be overtly 'artistic'– think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play."
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Claudio Flores of Ecuador finished the #50km #Walking race last... at over one hour behind the winner from Poland (Dawid Tomala)... but the crowd on the footpaths waited patiently for him to cheer him right till the end.. Kudos... #Olympics
1/2... I have said before... Indian climates are not friendly for "Endurance Sports".... Gurpreet Singh failed to finish the #50Km #Walking and suffered cramps very early on.. When will @WeAreTeamIndia & GOI realise this?
2/2.. Govt & IOA should not invest in promotion of #Walking or #Marathons It has nothing in store for Indians.. If some athlete wants.. let it be personally/privately funded effort.. not state funds.. #GurpreetSingh #Olympics @WeAreTeamIndia @ianuragthakur
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#VirtualDogWalk
My first instinct was to head for a large woodland area.
But my car’s in the garage today.
Izzy overheated when I took her out in the campervan on Saturday.
I didn’t want to risk doing that again.
So we set off on foot.
#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier
#walking
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We would have set off earlier but my @Tesco delivery was delayed.
The driver said queues at a local vaccination centre had held him up.
He was wearing a facemask, which I appreciated.
At last we were making our way up the side of the field, along a very narrow and nettly path.
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As we reached the corner of the field the path became much easier to navigate.
I could see where all the wild flowers in my garden had come from now.
The sun was blazing down fiercely on us.
We were sweltering hot, so I decided to seek out a bit of shade for us to cool off in.
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#VirtualDogWalk
Having had to abandon our day in the campervan, due to the heat, we decided to spend yesterday evening and last night in it instead.
This was Izzy’s first overnight stay on a campsite.
After booking in we went for a walk along the lane.
6pm but still scorching.
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We soon found a Public Footpath sign.
I wasn’t entirely sure where it was pointing, but we set off along a track which seemed to be going in the right direction.
#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier
#walking
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I loved Izzy’s elongated shadow thrown by the evening sun.
I could even see her tongue!
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Can #exercise “strengthen” the intervertebral disc?

A brief history of research from 2013 to 2020:

Review: dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279…
Cross-section: dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep45…
RCT: dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586…

🙏 collaborators

Thread 👇 👇 👇 👇
#backpain
First, we did a review of the literature (narrative, not a #systematicreview. This was back in my pre-systematic review days!) dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279… in @SportsMedicineJ

🙏 @DieenJaap, Kirsten Albracht, Prof. Brüggemann, Dr. Vergroesen
It has been well established that exercise and loading can impact IVD height. E.g. doi.org/10.1097/000076… doi.org/10.1249/mss.0b…

So, exercise and movement protocols can at least ‘influence’ the IVD
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#VirtualDogWalk

There were three of us out walking today, because it seemed churlish to leave my partner behind on our wedding anniversary.

We found a footpath leading down to a small reservoir.

It was a bit like being by the sea with the waves rolling in.

#DogsOfTwitter

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We decided to walk the whole of the service road around the edge of the reservoir.

We weren’t far from one of our usual walks, but it was good to have some different views to look at.

#walking
#BorderTerrier
#DogsOfTwitter

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The rain caught up with us part way round but Izzy didn’t mind.

She has a lovely warm undercoat and her top coat is water resistant.

A good shake now and then and she’s happy.

The moss and lichen on the old stone wall were beautiful.

#rambling
#footpaths
#CountyDurham

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#VirtualDogWalk

It was so windy today we went up to the hills in my tiny Toyota, not the high-top campervan.

It was bitterly cold but sunny with some lovely cloud reflections.

#walking
#rambling
#CountyDurham

1/ Clouds reflected in the rear window of a car.
Izzy wasn’t bothered by the cold or wind, being up here always seems to exhilarate her.

I was glad to be wearing my eBay bargain £6 salopettes.

#April
#BorderTerrier
#DogsOfTwitter

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We got almost to the halfway point of our walk when the weather started closing in.

Time to begin heading for home.

#springtime
#AutisticJoy
#SensoryJoy

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#VirtualDogWalk

Today’s walk was designed to avoid the BH crowds, and it paid off.

It was worth picking our way along a muddy track and crossing a stony dry stream bed.

We didn’t see anyone until we nearly got home.

Blissful!

#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier
#AutisticJoy

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The last time we walked up into these woods there was still ice on the ground.

Today the sun was winning against a cool breeze and the trees were coming into leaf.

#Springtime
#woodland
#walk

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The silver birches shimmered in the sunshine.

The breeze made the treetops rustle and rattle.

#countryside
#nature
#trees

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#VirtualDogWalk

Friday’s walk, with more than a hint of green on the wheat field.

I got caught off guard by a phone call from my GP half way round the top field, so this didn’t get posted.

The trees will be bursting into leaf soon. Oh joy!

#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier

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We ventured a little way into the woods and found a fallen moss covered branch that would make a lovely bench to sit on.

#walking
#woods
#moss

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We had a good look at this moss-covered trunk and got a bit tangled up in the process.

I’m glad I now know that the squeaky-wheel bird is a Great Tit.

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#VirtualDogWalk

A walk through the woods with birdsong.

Spring was in the air today.
We were greeted by a bird that sounded like a squeaky wheel.

#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier
#walking

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We got to a clearing and stopped to take a look around.

Izzy had a good sniff of the air.

#woodland
#winter
#walk
We saw a huge tree with its roots half exposed where the river bank has crumbled away.

I hope it survives.

#DailyExercise
#walking
#river

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I lost another ferrule off my hiking stick up on the hills today, but it was worth it!
The snow is still really thick and powdery and the sun was bright.

#VirtualDogWalk
#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier

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I wondered why Izzy was lagging behind instead of pushing on in front like she normally does.

Then I realised it was the depth of the snow. She was doing the sensible thing and following in my footsteps!

#walking
#uksnow
#DailyExercise

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Once the snow got less deep Izzy was back out in front again with a waggy tail.

There’s no doubt about it, Izzy loves going on walks!

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#Durham
#February
#PublicFootpath
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Feel free to join me and Izzy for a #VirtualDogWalk up on the fells.
#AllAutistics
#walking
It’s breezy, so if blustering is too much, you may prefer sound off.
This is the fell I see from my kitchen window. I’m enjoying taking in the view, but someone else is ready for the off!
#DogsOfTwitter
#BorderTerrier
#walking
What I love about being up here in the winter, is that we hardly see anyone, just the odd dog walker, fell runner or sheep.
#DailyExercise
#lockdown
#walking
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Every day is Sunday for me at the moment. No going “out out”. Just immersed in being at home with occasional walks.
I thought it was Sunday most of yesterday. That’s how marginal the distinction has become.
#SundayMorning
#SundayThoughts
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When I was a child most shops were closed on Sundays. It was often a welcome break in an overwhelming week. A pause, a punctuation mark. There was a familiar and predictable routine. Church, Sunday School, roast dinner, homework, afternoon tea and TV. Essential downtime.
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In the police I worked shifts which included Sundays. We’d often get called to check on elderly neighbours, catch up on paperwork, and visit unoccupied premises. Sunday was less intense than the rest of the week, a welcome lull after the uproar of Friday and Saturday nights.
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1⃣ People want LTNs and cycle lanes, and opposition has been inflated.

People overestimate other people’s opposition to walking and cycling infrastructure. Concerns about new infrastructure are quickly overcome when people see the benefits.

livingstreets.org.uk/ltns
2⃣ LTNs & cycle lanes reduce congestion.

Studies have shown that installing LTNs results in some people driving fewer trips, combining multiple trips into one, travelling at a less congested time or switching to public transport, walking or cycling.

livingstreets.org.uk/ltns
3⃣ #LTNs and cycle lanes are good for business.

Our #PedestrianPound research shows footfall increases 20-35% on streets where the pedestrian experience has been improved.

For well-designed projects, sales can increase by 30% when footfall is boosted.

livingstreets.org.uk/ltns
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Nine facts about #ActiveTravel #LTNs #walking #cycling

Fact 1: 75% of people would like to see more money spent on cycling in their city.
The types of infrastructure people would find most useful are segregated on-road tracks (64%) and traffic- free cycling routes (60%).
Fact 2: Cycle lanes move more people than car lanes.
A three-metre wide lane can move 700 to 1,100 people per hour in cars, whereas for bicycles and walking this increases to 2000 to 6,500.
Fact 3: Walkers and cyclists spend more in shops.
Retailers overestimate how many of their customers travel by car by a factor of 100%.
Per square metre, cycle parking delivers five-times higher retail spend than the same area of car parking.
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The nine most common #ActiveTravel myths busted.
#LTNs #cycling #walking

Link to full report at the end of this thread.

Myth 1: There is no public support for investment in cycling infrastructure
Myth 2: Road space reallocation to bicycles will bring urban traffic to a grinding halt.
Myth 3: Removing car parking spaces will harm the local economy.
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1/3 Opening.

During the 'lockdown' in the UK, we rediscovered our local area, not venturing outside our town for nearly 3 months. We are lucky it is a small town and close to fields and a river. This restriction in where to go felt a lot easier to be with ... Image
2/3 than the self-restriction we often imposed on ourselves when we deep in the childless grief. As we would choose places our of reach, to minimise triggers. Admittedly we choose early or late walks to avoid busy times, so triggers were reduced on the whole, ...
3/3 but still there often felt a stillness, a peace, which I could never find deep in the grief, but so longed for.

#ChildlessNotByChoice #Childless #Childlessness #InvisibleGrief #Grief #Loss #Lockdown #Walking #Healing #LifeAfterChildlessness #ChildlessCommunity
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Further to this #popup #cycling #sustainability #zerocarbon #worldcyclingday might appear counter-intuitive that Manchester is not supportive of pop up cycle lanes. So a thread👇🚲🚴🚴‍♀️
Pop up cycle lanes have traction with the press and looks like they are also popular with (commuter) cyclists. Light segregation schemes are becoming increasingly popular in other cities on the back of the Covid19 pandemic #Cycling #Manchester
Sure they offer value for money and with being temporary, they also offer adaptability. Estimated cost of constructing a kerb-separated cycle track in central London is
approximately £700,000 per km, compared to around £60,000 per km for light segregation itf-oecd.org/sites/default/…
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There’s been a surge in walking and cycling in the #pandemic. Government has promised extra billions. It’s what @TheGreenParty has campaigned for, for many years. So how is it looking in #Sheffield?

A THREAD ...
To set the scene … since the 1960s, Sheffield had been developed to encourage the private car. Politicians competed for the motorist’s vote.

democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=9…
The £2 billion, 25-year #PFI contract with #Amey failed to enhance safe pedestrian crossings or walking routes, safe cycling facilities, safe dropped kerbs for wheelchair users, safe routes to school.

It was a contract to keep roads just as they had been 25 years previously.
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My previous threads on #qualitative #interviewing referred mainly to one-to-one, semi-structured interviews. Research interviews, however, can be conducted in more than one way. #1 @AcademicChatter #phdchat #QualitativeResearch
@AcademicChatter In this thread, some different ways to conduct interviews are discussed, so have a look and see whether a different format could help answer your research question better. #2
@AcademicChatter The social research literature categorises research interviews roughly into #structured, semi-structured, and unstructured interviews based on the degree of #planning or preparation from the interviewer’s side and the #leeway available for participants in their responses. #3
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At @AASHTOSpeaks Joint Policy Conference of Committee on Design and Council on Active Transportation (I'm a member of that). Flexible design workshop to kick it off. #infrastructure #RoadSafety
Joyce Taylor, Maine DOT Chief Engineerb Over the years people have debated names for different approaches to streets that serve people. Let's call it GOOD DESIGN. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets #HealthyStreets
Shari Schaftlein, FHWA Office of Human Environment, on context sensitive solutions/design. Case studies/resources fhwa.dot.gov/planning/css/. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
#RandomThoughts
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
#RandomThoughts
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Here's the lived experience of people #walking in #SleepyHollowNY this winter. Lack of #sidewalk #SnowRemoval = unpleasant to #walk & unpassable w/ #MobilityAids.

2/13/19 @ on busy US Route 9 by ex-Horseman diner, a key route for kids to @ufsdtarrytowns.

#PlowTheSidewalks 1/x
On 2/13/19 on busy US #Route9 in #SleepyHollowNY by @ODFMC.

(We're laying this on the Village, not Open Door)

#PlowTheSidewalks 2/x
2/13/19 on the high volume US Route 9 in #SleepyHollowNY by Tornello's Automotive. Again, a key route to @ufsdtarrytowns schools.

#PlowTheSidewalks 3/x
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