Monday, 19 November 2007

Voting with your feet

Do you ever have good intentions of walking or cycling somewhere, but then, when you think about the route you'd have to take, get cold feet and decide you'd better drive instead?

The good news - if that's what you can call it - is that you're almost certainly not alone. Environmental barriers are one of the main reasons that people have cited to us for not taking the recommended 30 minutes a day of exercise.

So we launched the 30 a Day campaign earlier this year, which included calling on local authorities to work with builders, town planners and health groups to create everyday opportunties for people to be physically active.

And now we're supporting Connect2, a project launched by sustainable transport charity Sustrans, to make it easier for people to walk and cycle on everyday journeys to school, work, shops, parks and the countryside.

Connect2 is now one of four projects competing in the Big Lottery Fund’s The People’s £50 Million contest. The winner of the £50 million will be decided by the public in online and telephone voting.

To find out more about the project and contest - and to register your support - please visit SustransConnect2 or text Connect2 to 80010.

Or you can read more about it now on our main website

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