Facts and Figures

35-50%Reduction in risk of type 2 diabetes for someone who is active every day
9-12XHigher levels of air pollution inside cars than for cyclists and pedestrians.
4Of the UK’s top 10 most polluted doctor’s surgery sites are in Ipswich (measured in terms of levels of PM2.5 particulate concentrations in the air).
5Air Quality Management Areas in Ipswich, where levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) have consistently exceeded legal levels (40μg/m3) over many years.
40%Road traffic contributes 40% of carbon emissions in our region and is the only sector in which emissions are still growing
£7.3 bnEstimated cost to the NHS of physical inactivity and it is responsible for one in six deaths in the UK
63People a year in Ipswich killed by air pollution
308People killed or seriously injured on Suffolk’s roads in 2019
3%Average increase in motor traffic in Ipswich over five years to 2019
Up to 30%Amount by which high street walking and cycling improvements have been shown to increase retail sales
Up to 5XRetail spend per square metre for cycle parking, compared to car parking.
Up to 40%Higher spend over a month for people who walk to the high street, compared to those who drive.
Up to 10 yearsResearch shows adults who cycle regularly have fitness levels of someone up to 10 years younger.