Day: September 12, 2023

A Study of Active Travel in Market Towns in Oxfordshire, Bicester and WitneyA Study of Active Travel in Market Towns in Oxfordshire, Bicester and Witney

Active Travel  is any form of travelling that requires some level of physical activity, such as walking or cycling. It also includes trips made using e-bikes, scooters and wheelchairs. Active Travel offers a wide range of benefits, including better health (physical and mental), stronger communities and reducing air pollution and congestion. It can also play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping reach net-zero targets by replacing cars for business, social and commuting journeys.

The study surveyed adults living and working in market towns in Oxfordshire, Bicester and Witney. Participants were recruited through online consultation events that were attended by local stakeholders, including district and town councillors, residents and community bike projects. The research aims and objectives were discussed with these groups and the logic model was developed in collaboration with them.

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Interviews took place at the end of an accompanied cycle ride, either in person or online dependant on participants’ preference. All interviews were recorded and transcribed. Eight participants went on to complete a further ‘go-along’ interview – five of these took place in Bicester and five in Witney. Details of the sample are shown in Table 1.

The majority of participants were commuters and older adults, limiting the generalisability of these findings to other adult populations. The majority of within-town trips were made by car, and the main motivation for active travel was convenience (quicker journey times or lack of parking issues). Older adults were mainly motivated by health reasons; either as a way of promoting and maintaining good health, or in response to a poor diagnosis.

Dave Grohl’s Architectural Masterpiece in LADave Grohl’s Architectural Masterpiece in LA

Dave Grohls architectural masterpiece in LA

LOS ANGELES — In a city teeming with celebrity homes that Dave Grohl’s architectural masterpiece in LA and personal tastes, Dave Grohl’s mansion stands out. The former drummer for Nirvana, Foo Fighters and countless other bands has transformed this palatial property into a hub of creativity that caters to his music-making needs. From a state-of-the-art recording studio to an expansive living room, every space reflects the rock star’s personal touch.

The mansion’s history is rich, too. It has a long list of owners and numerous renovations, but Grohl has ensured that the house’s essence has remained intact. As Grohl’s star continues to rise, he’s made sure that his home remains in sync with his musical evolution.

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For Grohl, the home exemplifies the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll and the idea that making music is about the feeling it invokes. In addition to his dedication to his craft, Grohl is also a philanthropist who strives to make a positive impact on the world. In this spirit, he recently joined forces with the non-profit organization Hope The Mission to provide food for the homeless.

During the premiere of his documentary Sound City at ArcLight Cinemas on Thursday night, Grohl brought together a slew of rock ‘n’ roll luminaries to celebrate the legacy of Van Nuys-based record studio Sound City. They performed onstage at the venue as the Sound City Players, reviving classics and performing songs from Grohl’s new album, Real to Reel. As the show drew to a close, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks took to the stage and delivered a heart-wrenching rendition of “Landslide.” Check out some of the photos from this remarkable event.