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Regular news: Issue 601 20 Jul 2012

Rethink transport policy say health experts

Health chiefs are calling for a decisive shift in transport policy to promote walking and cycling.

The British Medical Association says policy over decades has fostered road traffic growth at the expense of ‘active travel modes’, contributing to obesity, poor air quality, and high numbers of road traffic accidents. It made similar points in a 1997 report but says “there has been little change in transport policy since”.

The BMA wants transport policy to prioritise...

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