Newcastle listed in new research as fourth-best city to walk to work

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Newcastle was named one of the best cities to walk to work in nationwide, with research citing The Toon as a dream city for walking to work

Newcastle-upon-Tyne has been voted as the fourth-best city to walk to work in, with new research complimenting the green spaces and walking distance of the city.

The study, carried out by flexible office specialists Workthere, ranked cities on a number of factors including distance from green spaces and number of bike routes.

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The Toon faired well in the research, ranking fourth overall as one of the best cities to walk to work.

The city was listed in the top five best cities to walk to work in across the countryThe city was listed in the top five best cities to walk to work in across the country
The city was listed in the top five best cities to walk to work in across the country | Getty Images

A distance of just 258 metres from green spaces and 279 bike routes marked Newcastle as a dream city for the 7.5% of workers walking to work.

The city beat stiff competition from Cambridge, Oxford and Glasgow to secure itself just outside of the top three.

Edinburgh, York and Bristol were ranked first to third respectively, but Newcastle was first in its average distance to walk to a green space.

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Cal Lee, head of Workthere, said: “Walking to work is a fantastic way to get active and start the working day off right.

“It’s great to see so many big cities making way for on-foot commuters and making that experience more enjoyable for those who decide to ditch public transport or leave their cars at home.

“Being back in the office is once again part of our regular routine and, with the weather starting to improve, now is the perfect time to encourage workers, that can, to walk to the office and explore their surroundings along the way.

“For workers that work in flexible office spaces, it’s also a great opportunity to explore their cities at different times of day outside standard commuting times.”

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