Walking back to healthiness – and cycling too. It’s high time we started prescribing, not just talking about, ‘miracle cures'

Transport and health: as Transport for London publishes what it calls “the world’s first Transport Health Action Plan”, John Dales explores the issues. Transport is the main way that people stay physically active, as the main way people stay active is by going about their regular business – in ways that involve walking or cycling

Blue sky, green space: Understanding the Contribution Parks and Green Spaces can make to Improving People’s Lives

This document outlines in the broadest sense how the wide range of green spaces – from parks and gardens to city farms, country parks, woodlands and wildlife sites to play areas, allotments to urban plazas – bring benefits to poeople and cities, whether provided and managed by statutory agencies, local authorities or by community led and managed groups such as community gardens.