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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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This morning my children will be in school, learning maths and playing in the playground.

Roadside Dad will be either driving or outdoors, keeping busy.

I am going to see my friend about filling out a consultatation response so I don't get run out of my own country.

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What I hope you will be doing is taking a minute to fill this in and share!!

Otherwise proposed powers to effectively wipe out travelling life in the UK will pass unchallenged.

(Then can be applied to criminalise protest and homelessness too).

gypsy-traveller.org/campaigns/how-…

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I get that some of you are just finding out about this now (my pinned thread from November explains what the proposals would do to me).

I get that some of you once had an experience with a bad encampment or whatever.

I hear you.

But hear me back right now, time is short.

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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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#SleepyHollowNY has a recurring problem w/ ignoring requirements for #ADA compliant detours during #sidewalk #construction.

Here are 8 people forced into traffic on Beekman Ave w/in 90 seconds on 1/23/19. ($ via US HUD CDBG.) 1/x
#Construction at Van Tassel Apartments on 2/5/19 blocking #sidewalk on Beekman Ave, #SleepyHollowNY.

#WorkZoneAwarenessDay 2/x
Gas main work at Tornello's Automotive blocks #sidewalk on US Route 9 in #SleepyHollowNY, 10/1/18. Busy road that's major walking route for kids #walking to @ufsdtarrytowns High School, Middle School, & Pre-K/K school. 3/x
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Dear @SenKennedy & @BillMagnarelli: Congratulations on becoming Chairs of your houses in the #NYSLegislature. Some thoughts to keep in mind when making policy. (cc @BikeNYBC @transalt @StreetsblogNYC @NYC_SafeStreets)

1) Transportation choices are shaped by public policy.
2) We need to give people safe, convenient transportation choices. Example, loads of people want to cycle places, but they're #2scared2bike.
3) Transportation is the #1 cause of injury death for kids and #2 for adults. But it doesn't have to be this way. Mortality rate in Netherlands is 1/4 of ours. That's because of good engineering (#VisionZero, transit, etc).
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Physical Activity and Exercise –––– Their massive role in our health and wellness, at ALL ages/ stages of life.

A #curatedthread with tips and resources ––

Tags: #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign #HealthyAging #health #wellness
More –– #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility
Tips on Getting Started
m.gulfnews.com/news/europe/uk…
- Craft your 'why'/purpose
- Start slowly
- U may 'love' exercising OR Not
- Be kind to U
- Use 'why'& habit, Not willpower
- Plan,Prioritize
- Be flexible
-+Resistance, +Balance
More ––––#PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign

"Common Sense Guide To Exercise and Moving More!" ––– by @CorKinetic

20 Great Tips! 👇
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Jumping onto this webinar now. Not too late to join the awesome @jessicaroberts to learn how to get people moving in new ways. #walking #bicycleschangelives #transit #mobility #TDM
Subsidized transit card a great predictor of increased transit use. Use loss framing to get 11x more use, says @jessicaroberts : You're missing out if you don't take advantage of the money they're putting in your pocket. #transit
"Fresh Start Effect": We set an arbitrary day/time like New Year's Day to become a new person. Reaching out to someone who has just moved w/info to help them establish new transportation habits in this new setting is one effective technique.
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Kicking off #WalkBikePlaces with an infrastructure tour on @BlueBikesNOLA. Several under way now; I'm on the one that looks at public art, placemaking. #bikeNOLA
First stop: Jackson Square, National Historic Site, named for Andrew J. Led battle that saved NOLA in 1812 but owned enslaved people. Should his statue come down? #WalkBikePlaces
Beautiful murals! Families of Plessy and Ferguson reconciled with art in celebration. Studio BE right across the street--big studio space in covered warehouse. @BlueBikesNOLA station right here at park.
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Pilot in BC Canada: @velometro 3-wheeled enclosed #ebikes operating as shared vehicles. Think Car2Go+bike. Geofenced to keep off pedestrian walkways. #TRBAM
If @velometro classified as bikes they can be in bike lanes but you couldn't park these at a bike rack. Lots of policy issues to be worked through. #TRBAM #bikeshare (?)
Traffic operations questions created by low-power vehicles that aren't quite bikes. If they operate (maybe in general motor vehicle lanes) + you want smaller vehicles used for urban delivery + working for bike mode shift, what happens? #TRBAM #LEVs
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Download @Chris_Boardman's #MadeToMoveGM report from: greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/download/downl…
View the press release at: greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/article/2…
It's time to get #GMMoving, with (much) more #walking and #cycling!
Excellent mission statement from @greatermcr #cycling and #walking commissioner @Chris_Boardman:
"Riding a bicycle or crossing a street should not require bravery."
Indeed.
What does @Chris_Boardman's #MadeToMoveGM report mean for the everyday driver?

"Even drivers will benefit, as more #cycling and #walking takes short journeys off the roads, reducing congestion for those who are reliant on a vehicle for work."

What are we waiting for?

Onwards!
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Every day next few days I'll share one #depression/#anxiety insight from my own experience. If it helps anyone a wee bit, it'll be worth it.
1. "#Happiness" can scare #anxiety patients. In our heads, things are always going wrong. Fear of a "happy" moment undone is doubly painful.
Sorry, this won't be a daily affair as I had earlier imagined. But here's insight #2 based on my brush with #depression/#anxiety.
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