Resident Stories

Walking, wheeling, and cycling stories from across the city

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Sharan standing with her two children

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“Coming on these weekly walks means so much more to me than just feeling the health benefits.”

Iqra chooses to walk every Friday with a walking group in Harehills. Years ago she was in a car accident and lost her husband. Through the weekly walks, she has grown in confidence and has been able to work her way through the difficult process of grief. Her favourite parts of the walks are the fresh air, meeting nice people from different cultures and their shared experiences of joy and sorrow.

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Walking
“It’s easier to walk, especially if you don’t have a parking space, it’s just stressful driving and having to find a space”

“It’s easier to walk, especially if you don’t have a parking space, it’s just stressful driving and having to find a space”

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Cycling
“It’s not just about the destination, it is the journey as well, the journey of walking, the journey of cycling, of getting the bus.”

“It’s not just about the destination, it is the journey as well, the journey of walking, the journey of cycling, of getting the bus.”

Read Lisa's story