Episode 13 || Dr Ben Beck - How do we socially distance in a crowded city?
Dr Ben Beck, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University,joins host Conor Burke to discuss ways in which we can safely physically distance in Australian cities.
Huge increases in cycling during COVID-19, Dr Ben Beck talks about Space for Health
This weeks Yarra Bicycle Users Group program is coming to you from our front room in response to the COVID-19 crisis, read more at 3CR's response to Covid-19 and you can also share a message and connect to communityOn this weeks program, Chris and Steve discuss huge increases in cycling on Melbournes shared paths during COVID-19, how most of this existing infrastructure is not fit for purpose and what steps should be taken to remedy the situation of crowded public spaces and access. (Push for major Melbourne roads to become cyclist-only thoroughfares | What do we want life in Melbourne to look like on the other side?)This weeks interview is with Dr Ben Beck, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and President of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) on the immediate requirement for decision makers to create #SpaceForHealth during and post-COVID-19 crisis.As doctors, nurses, public health and transport researchers, health promotion organisations and industry groups, we fully support individuals, communities, and governments in their rapid and effective action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognise the importance of social distancing, with particular need to protect the most vulnerable.Read the letter: Doctors, public health and transport researchers call on government to enable safe walking and cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the futureChange.org petition: #SpaceForHealth, a call for safer walking & cycling space in Australia NOW!