Tag Archives: Lockdown

Getting people back onto public transport is key to getting the country moving again

intext-trainThis post is by Darren Shirley, chief executive of Campaign for Better Transport

Covid-19 changed transport overnight. As travel during lockdown was reduced to essential journeys only, cars and public transport were ditched in favour of walking and cycling, and the reduction in road traffic led to immediate air quality improvements.  Read more

We must see our national parks as an agent of positive change after lockdown

cycling derwentThis post is by Andrew McCloy, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority.

Over the frenetic weekend before the lockdown, the sight of thousands of visitors pouring into national parks like Snowdonia and the Lake District, against government guidelines, was perhaps an inevitable response from a panicky urban population. Read more

Vitamin N: the power of nature to help us through difficult times

daisyEverything has changed. Coronavirus has affected our lives in ways that none of us could ever have imagined.

Millions of us are now working remotely until further notice. We are rightly being told to stay home.

This new world of lockdown can make it very difficult to experience nature: it’s either too far away or we may not be able to, or want to, go outside. Read more