It seems that the way we think about the car in modern, particularly urban culture, is out of proportion with the way we live but as city infrastructure slowly starts to change, is the mind set shifting too?
Cycling around London isn’t just about being cost efficient or getting some exercise, it’s also about the experiences that it gives you along the way; turning your commute into an enjoyable part of the day rather than something that simply has to be done and impacting your mind set for the day in the process. Here’s what we did this morning…
We have spent a lot of time in recent months talking about the ways in which to make cities more people friendly, more accessible for two legs rather than four wheels, and thinking about how London in particular can be used by its residents and commuters in a different way to produce a happier, healthier way of living and working. Then this story hit the headlines this week, about the parish council trying to levy a charge on runners who use the paths in its park as a route to exercise… so what’s going on here?
At the moment it seems that our cities are mostly built for cars and vehicles, rather than the people that live in them, but we think that needs to change, and there are people out there who are working to make that happen… so how are they doing it?
Wellbeing at work is becoming an increasingly important topic for many businesses, with industry leaders realising that a happy, healthy workforce is more productive, more sustainable and more loyal than one that’s been worked to the bone. Gone are the days (sort of) when a nervous breakdown was a mark of success, these days it’s about cycling schemes, donating holidays and period leave. So how can we rethink our work/life balance for better wellbeing?