Streets Alive Yarra is building an online record of broad community support for walking, cycling, public transport and place making. One way that we do this is to have professionals stand up as champions for their area of expertise.
Please welcome our newest champion, Dr Katherine Barraclough, Chair of the Victorian branch of Doctors for the Environment Australia – our local champion for Better for Health.
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for a broad range of chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more. Cities that are designed to support safe walking and cycling can play an important role in preventing these diseases by providing people with the opportunity for physical activity on a daily basis. Cities that promote active transport will also experience reduced road trauma and air pollution and contribute less greenhouse gas emissions, thereby further benefitting health. For these reasons, Doctors for the Environment Australia supports Streets Alive Yarra’s vision for a beautiful, liveable and accessible city with more budget and street space allocated to walking and cycling.Katherine Barraclough – Doctors for the Environment AustraliaKatherine Barraclough – Doctors for the Environment Australia
Published 19th November 2020