US transportation groups call for fast-track on active transportation

first_imgA coalition of US transportation groups has sent a letter to US congressional leadership. This outlines four recommendations for how the federal government can fast-track transit and active transportation projects amid the Covid-19 crisis.With a focus on how US Congress can empower cities to provide safe, equitable, and healthy transportation options during the pandemic and beyond, the recommendations call for:Renewed investment in public transit to keep transit agencies afloat;Continued investment in bicycle and pedestrian facilities through the Surface Transportation Block Grant and Transportation Alternatives programs;The levelling of several procedural hurdles that have historically slowed these sorts of projects;A focus on innovative solutions in transportation to help cities incentivize sustainable transportation options as the public begins to return to work. These include investments in bike-sharing as a redundancy to public transit and subsidization of transit passes for low-income individuals during the recovery.“The League of American Bicyclists and our partners are asking Congress to prioritize people and our need for safe, healthy, sustainable transportation options as part of the pandemic recovery efforts,” said Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists.“The steps we’ve outlined would ensure reliable and equitable access to transit and that better biking and walking networks are core to building back better, post-pandemic.”Beth Osborne, Executive Director of Transportation for America said “People all around the country are realizing how much public space is dedicated to cars and how little space we have made for actual people.“Especially as we steer through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is absolutely essential that people have space to move around outside while still social distancing. We no longer have any excuses to fail to address these needs.”The letter was jointly signed by the following organisations:League of American BicyclistsAmerica WalksAssociation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)BCycle LLCLyftNorth American Bikeshare AssociationNational Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)NUMOPeopleForBikesSafe Routes PartnershipShared-Use Mobility CenterTransport Workers Union of AmericaTransportation for Americawww.bikeleague.org Relatedlast_img read more

upmysport: the easy way to find your perfect coach or trainer

first_imgFinding the right coach or trainer can be a needle-in-a-haystack operation. But the upmysport.com website aims to take the hassle out of hooking up with a sports coach or personal trainer.It offers a searchable catalogue of hundreds of activities run by top coaches and instructors, in sports ranging from cycling, golf and tennis to running, swimming and triathlon.These include group and private tennis coaching at Hurlingham Park in west London, run by Ben Halstead, an expert in tennis-specific fitness, bio-mechanics and footwork, and one-to-one swimming technique lessons in Hampton.AdChoices广告Or, if golf is your sport, PGA teaching pro James Irons offers driving range tuition at Dukes Meadows Golf Club in Chiswick – but there’s many other sessions available via upmysport.com’s search engine.Sessions and lessons are graded from first-timer to expert level and you can view instructor profiles, video introductions and reviews before deciding which is right for you.All sessions can be booked online directly with the coach/instructor, with regular SMS reminders, and there’s a flexible 24-hour cancellation policy.Coaches and instructors are also encouraged to showcase their skills and experience via the site, and thereby attract new customers for their sessions.Customers pay no more than they would if they contacted the instructor direct. For instructors, there is no set-up fee or monthly subscription to join the site, just a commission on booking fees.Coaches wanting to tell the world what they offer can visit the instructors’ portal at www.upmysport.com/instructors.If you’re interested in advertising with West London Sport, email [email protected]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more