The average English person travels 30 miles a day

1 / 46

# The average English person travels 30 miles a day - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

The average English person travels 30 miles a day. This is equivalent to 31 laps of the world in a lifetime!!. How did you get to school today?. How would you get to hospital if you were ill?. How do your parents get to work?. If you went on holiday, how might you travel?.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.

## PowerPoint Slideshow about 'The average English person travels 30 miles a day' - lucia

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

The average English person travels 30 miles a day

This is equivalent to 31 laps of the world in a lifetime!!

How did you get to school today?

How would you get to hospital if you were ill?

How do your parents get to work?

If you went on holiday, how might you travel?

What’s the strangest way you’ve ever travelled?

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

safety

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

Factory products

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

timetables

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

bus

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

driver

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

fuel

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

electricity

Let’s consider a journey to school..

You walk to a bus stop and then take a bus to the school gates..

Transport disasters

We don’t tend to even notice transport infrastructure until it goes wrong!

What makes a successful transport system?

You need..

Reliability

A path

A vehicle

Skilled operators

Safety

Maintenance

Let’s look at a flight

What vehicles are involved?

The path?

The skilled people?

Maintenance?

Safety?

Reliability?

Why do we travel?

To get to jobs or school

To get to healthcare

For enjoyment, and communication

A LACK OF TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IS ONE OF THE CAUSES OF POVERTY

What if there wasn’t all this?

How far do you have to walk to school?

In Mexico, it can take over 5 hours!

Who lives near a tarmac road?

1.2 billion people don’t!

Whose family has a car?

There’s only 1 car for every 2 thousand people in Africa!

What if there wasn’t all this?

In rural Africa, many women have to walk more than 5 miles for water!!

The average weight of a water container is 10kg!

=

If there wasn’t all this,

what would you do?

LET’S PLAY A GAME!

If there wasn’t all this,

what would you do?

WHAT CAN ENGINEERS DO?

How can engineering improve lives?

Engineers can use their skills to make things better

But they should use appropriatetechnology

Uh oh!

Bharpak, Nepal

Getting crops to a market is slow and difficult in the mountains

It can take over 6 hours on foot!!

Bharpak, Nepal

Engineers have designed a GRAVITY ROPEWAY to make the journey easier…

Bharpak, Nepal

The journey now takes 10 minutes!!

And the villagers can sell more, fresher crops

=

+

+

+

+

The whole village is prospering!!

Kibera slum, Nairobi

Kibera is the largest slum in Africa

Half the residents are under 15

Most live on £1 or £2 a day

Yuk!

Kibera slum, Nairobi

Children would have to cross this to get to school!

Kibera slum, Nairobi

This is where we need engineers!

Kibera slum, Nairobi

Good balance!

The final bridge!!

LET’S PLAY ANOTHER GAME!

You’re going to build a bridge..

Bridge building

There are several types of bridges

Truss bridges

Why are they

strong?

Truss bridges

Triangles are seen in lots of structures:

You are engineers who must build a bridge in Nicaragua

In the rainy season the river is impossible to pass

Build a truss bridge to cross a 20cm gap

The bridge must support # kg

Is the winning bridge…

The one that held

the most

Or that held the

closest to # kg

?

If we get transport we get everything else: a community centre, water, employment, post office, telephone..

A community without roads does not have a way out

What can you do..?

Maybe one day you could be an engineer?

Photo credits:

INFRASTRUCTURE:

WHY DO WE TRAVEL:

Pills: Darren Hester on flickr

Pens: Kyoya on flickr

Passport: chris.corwin on flickr

Market: dungodung on flickr

WHAT IF THERE WASN’T ALL THIS:

Tap: julien_harneis on flickr

Water container: khym54 on flickr

Suitcase: nojich on flickr

IF THERE WASN’T ALL THIS WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

NEPAL:

All from practical action except:

Woman: calumur on flickr

Packhorse: yodod on flickr

Books: Darren Hester on flickr

Wood: Ian BC North on flickr

Medical supplies: Peter Baer on flickr

SRI LANKA:

All from practical action except:

Money: Esparta on flickr

School girl: James & Vilija on flickr

Tractor ambulance: transaid images

KIBERA:

All from Joe Mulligan

END:

Guatemalan farmer: AIDG on flickr

African woman: RYTC on flickr

World: woodleywonderworks on flickr

WHAT MAKES A SUCCESFUL..

Spanner: whiteforge on flickr

Bus: wikipedia

Bus driver: scion_cho on flickr

Zebra crossing: IMLV

Timetable: Phil_Parker

Plane: wikipedia

Opening image: snarl on flickr

HOW DID YOU GET TO SCHOOL TODAY?:

Camel: dhahi alsaeedi on flickr

Skateboard: dannysullivan on flickr

Ambulance: wikipedia

Helicopter: wikipedia

Unicycle: wikipedia

Bicycle: wikipedia

Ski: wikipedia

Cable car: wikipedia

Jet pack: wikipedia

Parachute: wikipedia

Weightlifter: Fonzie’s Cousin on flickr

Scales: diffendale on flickr