How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?

Malvern Hills – A Virtual Experience

We will build a 3D interactive map of the Malvern Hills AONB (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The map will enable prospective visitors to the area to familiarise themselves with the upland, valley and lowland terrains, walks, bridleways, quiet lanes and all the facilities on offer before they come. When we refer to visitors, we include walkers of all abilities, cyclists, runners and all others who will ...more »

Submitted by (@mikegogan)

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

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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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Walking is the Best Medicine:analysing & improving local routes

Our project plans to use enhanced network analysis to target investment in everyday walking routes and thereby encourage more walking by inactive people. The phrase "Walking is man's best medicine," allegedly spoken by Hippocrates two millennia ago, is just as relevant today. It is particularly true in industrialised societies where new technologies have not only changed the way we work but, even more profoundly, have ...more »

Submitted by (@alastair.corbett)

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

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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)

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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)

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UrbanStroll - get prompted to go walking in your lunch hour

Speaking from personal experience I have my lunch break 'Al-Desko' far too often, and I don't think I am alone based on discussions with my friends and colleagues. I do this despite knowing about the stress, health, productivity and exercise benefits of walking on a regular basis (I am a travel behaviour change specialist!) and that there are high quality urban walking routes on traffic-free canals just minutes from ...more »

Submitted by (@taylor)

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

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Woof Woof Walkies - dog walkers take the lead

Woof Woof Walkies - dog walkers take the lead in combatting inactivity and loneliness. Many people want to start walking, or get out, to meet others but they need a push or pull - Woof Woof Walkies, we believe provides an answer. Dogs attract people and are an easy passport to talking to strangers / others Recruit volunteer dog owners / walkers to tag their dog lead to map their regular dog walking routes so that others ...more »

Submitted by (@andrew1)

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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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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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Geovation Greener Smarter Communities Challenge

Greenspaces route guidance app

Problems: Sustaining high levels of wellbeing can often be an issue for people who work desk-jobs and commute by means of cramped public transport or high pollution roadsides. Part of the issue is a lack of interaction between people and the natural environment which is often simply a case of a lack of understanding over what greenspaces can be used for. Solution: A new app or extension to a current app which instead ...more »

Submitted by (@olimahon1)

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