How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

My Active Travel Challenge: create your own 'heat' map

An online Active Travel Challenge would create a competition between workplaces, schools, Universities, teams and individuals through allowing them to log the journeys they make actively online. They would compete for prizes through real time leader boards, a personal dashboard, and through a virtual journey (i.e. an illustrated journey which would map their progress against a pre-defined route such as climbing Mount ...more »

Submitted by (@susie.dunham)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 3.Enabling New Behaviours

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My Great Escape: build your own adventure

A simple open source mapping program that people can use to create their own personalised ‘active adventures’ in and around the city, using OS and other open sourced data layers. The mapping program will enable users to: • Create alternative walking and cycling commuter routes • Create their own adventure maps People would be supported to use the program as part of outreach projects with school, workplaces and communities ...more »

Submitted by (@susie.dunham)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 6.Infrastructure, Assets & Resources

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FitSift - an exercise search engine

FitSift is an exercise search engine designed to encourage users into exercise and then maintain their interest. All to often we raise our own personal barriers to exercise based upon the weather, our location, or the time that we currently have available to exercise. Equally it is often hard to find the motivation to exercise as the rewards can seem so intangible. FitSift provides the motivation that we need and breaks ...more »

Submitted by (@dave004)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 2.Knowledge & Communication

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Go for a nice walk with Walks.IO

Walks.IO is an outdoor activity planning service for discovering the beautiful open spaces and heritage sites which are located within easy reach from the location of user. It uses artificial intelligence (ant colony simulation) and open data for generating circular walks of a given length that attempt to go within the most scenic paths. A web based demo can already be found at http://www.walks.io

Submitted by (@walks.io)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 1.First Hurdles

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ActiveOS: a map-driven, searchable, activity-events index.

ActiveOS will be a free web resource that will allow anyone to search and find suitable outdoor activity events in their chosen locality. It will provide a national index of all outdoor events from nature walks to triathlons. It will be free to the user and easy to navigate and search. We believe that this resource will help people of all ages and abilities to achieve their physical activity goals (whether this be ...more »

Submitted by (@benlowe)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 2.Knowledge & Communication

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All the routes, trails and activities in one place.

While there are many route websites available, they often have many routes with poor descriptions (e.g. tonight's run) or perhaps elaborate route description with no maps or route information. This information is also quite disparate. This idea locates these in one place.

Submitted by (@daveroberts)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 4.Planning & Measuring

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Navigate & Ride - Navigation solutions for cyclists

Specific cycling navigation solutions and training. A development of maps that can be read and used while hands are on handlebars. Smaller maps that can be put in a pocket or mounted to a handlebar map board. Maps that highlight the cycleways, permissive paths, and rights of way much better. A campaign to help road and mountain bikers stretch out the map and explore new places to go. Get away from the arrows of the Cyclo ...more »

Submitted by (@navigateride1)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 3.Enabling New Behaviours

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Randomised Exercise Routes

An application that plans local cycle/walk routes to enable users to experience as much variation as possible in their routine bike rides. Using GPS the user can track how long it takes to complete each route and upload their statistics to a league table showing the times of users in the local area. It would help people with access to bicycles or people that want long walks. Getting people to cycle more, therefore reducing ...more »

Submitted by (@moracle)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 2.Knowledge & Communication

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RoutaBout…A cycle orienteering challenge for all ages.

RoutaBout is an on line solution to increase awareness of cycling infrastructure, especially bikeparks and BMX tracks, enabling people to move more safely between places and receive rewards for their exertions, whilst improving their performance and cycling abilities.

Submitted by (@conradski)

What theme of the Active Lifestyles challenge does your idea address? : Theme 6.Infrastructure, Assets & Resources

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Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Legible Cycling Networks

It is an established fact that colour coded maps are easier for people to read, but in many towns and cities there are more than 15 or 20 cycling routes, which means that there are more routes than there are colours. My idea is to use the same colours more than once, by coding routes according to a direction of travel. All routes on the north-south axis are allocated a particular colour, all routes on the east-west ...more »

Submitted by (@cyclemap)

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