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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Walking

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# Active travel
€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022
The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.
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# Road Safety
'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school
“We must all play our part in getting children back to school safely,” RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell said.
# Infrastructure
NTA allocates €55m to councils to enhance cycling and walking infrastructure
The funding was allocated under the July Jobs Stimulus Plan announced by the government last month.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you getting more or less exercise since restrictions were introduced?
Many people are living a more sedentary existence because of the Covid-19 measures.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you take a long walk?
Every day? Every week? Less often than that?
# Dublin
College Green will be car-free today, here's what you need to know
Dublin is one of several cities marking Car Free Day 2019.
# Climate Change
Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'
Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.
# Tourism
Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade
Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.
# Long Walk
An American man is walking across Ireland to raise funds to help a Dublin boy
John’s daughter Barbara was born with MSD in 1976.
# On Yer Bike
Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced
The long-term strategy is backed by a fund of €53 million for the years 2019 to 2021.
# Quicker
Study finds that speeding up your walking rate could make you live longer
The effects were found to be more pronounced in older age groups.
# Danger Zone
Gardaí to be out in force as 54 people killed on roads over St Patrick's Day period since 2012
Officers will also be on the lookout for speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.
'Pooper snoopers are needed to stop family walks ending in excrement being scrubbed from shoes'
Excrement of unknown origin, which poses real health risks as well as being disgusting, is invading our homes, writes Eric Nolan.
# lunch crunch
Poll: How often do you take a long walk?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Get walking
'Sitting is the new smoking': Health experts warn that Irish adults are not active enough
A new survey finds that the 18-24 age group may be the least physically active amongst all adults.
# Cork
Elderly couple found safe and well after late-night mountain search
The man and woman had become separated from their walking group in the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork-Limerick border.
# Lazybones
Ireland ranks in the middle in a new study of the world's laziest countries
The average number of steps worldwide per day was 4,961.
# Careful Now
Location apps could save your life if you get into trouble on a Christmas walk
The Coast Guard is asking people to use apps on their phone to provide them with specific GPS coordinates.
# Better late than never
Belated Olympic bronze still a dream come true for Heffernan
The proud Corkonian was awarded his medal from London in Cork tonight.
# Rio 2016
'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan
Rob Heffernan was a happy man, crossing the finish line in sixth position.
# persistence
Race walker somehow finishes 8th despite suffering 'intestinal problems' and passing out
The world record-holder didn’t win a medal, but it was a courageous effort.
# Rio 2016
'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km
The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.
# the long way round
This Omani student loved Ireland so much he just walked around the entire island
Ammar Albadi will finish in front of the GPO this evening.
# the great outdoors
Four counties are getting €3.5m for Greenway projects
Good news for Kildare, Meath, Longford and Westmeath.
# self(ie) obsessed
Seoul brings in traffic signs telling smartphone addicts to look up more often
The pilot scheme will warn smartphone users to pay attention to their surroundings.
# Pieta House
A Mayo man is starting a barefoot walk around Ireland tomorrow
Eamonn Keaveney hopes to raise money for mental health services – and break a world record – as he sets off on his journey.
# Watch Out
Should people be fined for texting while walking?
One US city will discuss such a law.
# mother nature
Want to head outdoors this weekend? Here are some hiking and biking trails
Explore the great outdoors this Easter.
# Commute
People who use public transport have lower fat percentage than those who drive to work
Commuters who only used public transport also had lower BMI compared to car-users.
# lough burke
Man who drowned in Clare lake 'slipped and fell' while walking his dogs
The incident happened yesterday evening.
# Red Face
Red-faced and sweaty? Here's how to cool down your walk to work
It’s a scourge.
# striiiiikkeeee
Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus want to sue unions over strike losses
The bus strike starts tomorrow.
# Look Who's Talking Now
Babies are learning how to use phones before they can walk and talk
One in seven toddlers are actually using devices for at least an hour a day.
# the sun's out
Want to get active this weekend? Here are some top hiking and biking trails
Unleash your inner hiker.
# Spring in your step
This mechanical exoskeleton could help take the effort out of walking
And it doesn’t even require a power source.
# Interview
‘Doctors told me I’d never walk again. Now I’m competing for a place at the Paralympics’
Irish showjumper Emma Cahill suffered a life-altering accident four years ago.
# keep fit
Why do people go for 'walks'?
But in fairness, a lot of us do like working out.
# happy trails
This unfortunate signpost in Laois is going viral
“They say it’s very hard to find.”
# Fitness
How many of these Irish mountains can you climb over Christmas?
See you at the summit of Lugnaquilla?
# Speculation
Kim Jong-Un mystery latest: Now he's been seen walking without a stick
He briefly disappeared from public view in September.