UK calls to increase the number of walking and cycling trips

By TravelWiseApr 2, 2024 10:40 AMNews
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UK calls to increase the number of walking and cycling trips
Government advisor urges ministers to make neighborhoods more walkable and bikeable. Source: Photo: Pixabay

Cycling and walking can help improve health and promote personal freedoms. This was stated by Nicholas Boyce Smith, a leading UK government advisor.

The advisor argues that Rishi Sunak's recent "plan for drivers", which aims to increase the presence of buses and reduce the impact of cars, will only reduce the freedom of citizens. This was reported by Yahoo News.

In a report for the urban design organization Create Streets, Boyce noted that we should not wage war against motorists, but we should not fight for them either. In his words: "Instead, fight for place, for happy, healthy, successful and productive neighborhoods. Everything indicates that voters will be grateful to you."

According to the Move Free study, cities that are not dominated by fast cars tend to have better economic performance. This is because people find them more attractive.

In addition, the report emphasizes that streets dominated by car traffic significantly limit children's freedom. In addition, it has been proven that places where you can walk and ride a bicycle have a positive impact on human health and psychological well-being.

Earlier TravelWise reported that new night bus routes will be launched in the UK.

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