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3rd #HealthReimagined panel session is now live: looking at: Streets for people - Lessons from a return to local living. Am livetweeting for CroakeyNews Conference Service, working on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations…
A welcome first from @VicHealth's Mel Fineberg, from Maribyrnong, on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation #HealthReImagined
The talented @JessamyG_draws will again live illustrate today, and a recording of the event will be available tomorrow here… @VicHealth, along with a wrap at Croakey. You can bookmark our stories here:…
Now hearing outline of today's #HealthReImagined paper from Anna Timperio from @DeakinIPAN, co-authored with panelist @billiegc, on how pandemic restrictions could/should lead to higher rates of walking/cycling - you can read it here…
Anna Timperio says #COVID19 restrictions (limits on non-essential activity, more people working/studying at home, exercise as one of few reasons could leave home) saw more people out and about in their local areas #HealthReImagined
Survey conducted by @DeakinIPAN in May found more adults recorded walking as a family and cycling for leisure during restrictions than in February, especially those with children aged 5-17: Anna Timperio #HealthReImagined
Large numbers of Australians of all ages don't meet current physical activity recommendations. Can the pandemic lead to a turnaround, help health and environment by making walking/cycling a norm, vs hopping into cars? Timperio: #HealthReimagined
Rates of active travel to school in Australia have declined dramatically in recent decades: >1 million kilometres travelled in cars in Melbourne every day to get kids to and from school, due to logistics, convenience, parental fears etc: Timperio @DeakinIPAN #HealthReImagined
More local living in the pandemic may have given more children the skills/confidence to ride/walk to school, more parents now working from home, more 'eyes on streets' may alleviate 'stranger danger' issues: Timperio @DeakinIPAN #HealthReImagined
Are critical barriers for children & adults walking and cycling more, problems may be exacerbated (also for climate) if traffic increases as #COVID19 restrictions ease and public transport avoided: Timperio @deakinipan #HealthReImagined
We need to make it easier and safer for children/adults to walk/cycle to school and work, as a pandemic priority. Improving safety is critical, safe places to cross roads, footpath improvement, bicycle boulevards to school/PT: Anna Timperio @DeakinIPAN #HealthReImagined
Decades of development has seen roads and streets primarily designed around car movement, need to prioritise everyone else using them (pedestrians, cyclists), eg Dutch woonerfs…: Timperio #HealthReImagined
Delivery of the Victorian Government's walkable 20 minute neighbourhoods where residents can access most of their daily needs within a 20 minute walk will be critical going forward: Timpero #HealthReImagined…
Opening Q: #COVID19 restrictions have brought many people’s lives closer to home which has meant that our local streets have been functioning in different ways. Panel asked re changes/opportunities they've been seeing – both broadly and in local communities...#HealthReImagined
People are experiencing the crisis in different ways: many unemployed, inequity being greatly felt, major challenges/crises being laid bare, says @annabikes - but also people using streets not only to move through but as places to connect in #HealthReimagined
Great movement of people to walking/cycling is putting pressure on local paths/trails, says Jackie Fristacky from @YarraCouncil. Pandemic experience much harder for people in the area who live in apartments (need to use lifts, many without balconies, gardens) #HealthReImagined
Regional perspective: Australia been lucky in pandemic, in regions like Shepparton have been "luckier", still seeing more people taking even more interest now in benefits of open spaces, proximity to nature, walking/cycling trails etc etc @seemaforshepp
Re mental health: @billiegc says it's become very local in the pandemic, important to know neighbours, others nearby you can call on - communities where councils are doing that already (building social capital) are probably the ones that have done better so far #HealthReImagined
Cr Jackie Fristacky from @YarraCouncil: are positives in connections being fostered locally, but need to think for future re design of higher density apartments, pandemic has shown up the need for "the breakout space, the cooling off room" #HealthReImagined
"We've encouraged people to undertake exercise because we know exercise, music and other things are really good antidotes to mental pressures: strategies like this for resilience etc is really vital." Cr Jackie Fristacky
Need to understand how this crisis is exacerbating people who already feeling a disproportionate toll in health/income equity, incl re #BlackLivesMatter injustices: priority is to get many to work safely and then protection in the workplace: @annabike #HealthReImagined
There has been pushback in the US over some projects trialling much lower car use in cities: our most vulnerable communities don't need pilot projects, they need capital investment in equity in the public realm: @annabike #HealthReImagined
Hearing from @seemaforshepp re collaborative leadership set up in Greater Shepparton Response to #COVID19 issues: platform for different community leaders to interact, exchange info on what services needed where, so matching supply/demand… #HealthReImagined
Music, arts, culture play important role in wellbeing: @GreaterShepp been supporting local artists with livestreaming concerts, says @seemaforshepp - not only good for artists, but for people to enjoy/relax in safe environment #HealthReImagined
How to we stop people retreating to cars, out of #COVID19 fears?

@billiegc says v important for us to change our own behaviour. Many people who live closer than 750m from schools still drive their children to and from. If working from home, double bonus #HealthReImagined
Opportunity for state/local govts - this is the time to do the 20 Minute Neighbourhood, says @billiegc. If we've got stimulus money, let's not put it into roads, help construction industry by putting it into cycling infrastructure, community facilities etc #HealthReImagined
Huge worry highlighted by Jackie Fristacky: on 5 June, 80pc of pre-COVID19 traffic back on the roads, despite many people still working from home, some businesses and schools closed #HealthReImagined
Hearing that @YarraCouncil trialling changes to some street spaces to offer more opportunity for physical distancing, active and sustainable transport, and neighbourly connections #HealthReImagined…
Councils were a bit hampered under Local Govt Act that local govts can't make decisions unless they meet physically (only changed 1 May). Have been lot of initiatives across Melbourne LGAs to open up streets/public places for #COVID19 safety/equity #HealthReImagined
Who needs to be leading on decentralising workplaces? @annabike says the 15-20 Minute Cities been on agenda from advocates for many years - she's been struck that many live in a 20 Minute City but "accidentally use our cars". In US 50% of car trips > 3 miles #HealthReImagined
"It's very cheap to be sweet to people." @annabike says many of strategies for 20 Minute Cities, reclaiming streets, are a lot cheaper than designing more arterial roads. As a lot of cities grappling with budget cuts in this crisis, can align them with values #HealthReImagined
. @GreaterShepp looking to build a city of liveable 20 Minute neighbourhoods, to be able to walk/cycle to address daily needs, not just in Shepparton but in smaller towns: pursuing through land use planning, public health/wellbeing program @seemaforshepp #HealthReImagined
Local govt can access Australian Urban Observatory - great resource, says @billiegc, for mapping local amenities, seeing where investment is needed to build 20 Minute Neighbourhoods #HealthReImagined
And that's a wrap for today from #HealthReImagined, talking about Streets for People: Lessons from a return to local living: moderated by @ShelleyWare with @billiegc @annabike @seemaforshepp and Jackie Fristacky from @YarraCouncil
We will be posting a wrap of today's discussions at @CroakeyNews tomorrow: you can find it, and all our stories so far in the #HealthReImagined @VicHealth series here…

Here's the summary of today's paper by @billiegc & Anna Timperio from @DeakinIPAN
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