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Active Travel

National Walking Month - survey

Overview

Organisation:
Living Streets

Media type:
Research

Topic:
Active Travel

Setting:
Employees / workplace, Community, Families / residential, Individuals, Town centres / Urban, Pupils & students / education, Leisure & recreation / tourism, Countryside / Rural

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Over a fifth of people in the UK never walk for exercise ? and half never walk to work.
Over a fifth (22%) of the UK population never walk for exercise or leisure at all ? and nearly half of people (46%) never walk to or for work, according to new research for National Walking Month.

Key statistics

68%
of the UK population claim to walk for at least 20 minutes each day for exercise or leisure
The survey has also revealed that a third of people (32%) say they have less time for walking now than they did during lockdown, because they are socialising more. Nearly half of people (46%) feel guilty for walking less now that lockdown is over. Two thirds of the whole UK population (68%) claim to walk for at least 20 minutes each day for exercise or leisure. According to Living Streets? survey, the biggest motivators for people to get out and walk are fresh air (46%), to maintain fitness and physical health (36%) and to improve mental health and wellbeing (35%).
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