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Street improvements can boost healthy ageing, says Sustrans report

Deniz Huseyin
29 November 2023
Research by Heriot-Watt University for Sustrans, funded by Transport Scotland, found that older adults valued walking and staying active for their physical, mental and social wellbeing

 

Older people reap the benefits of being outdoors more in their neighbourhoods, with better pavements, green space and good public transport key enablers to staying active, says a new report for Sustrans. 

The active travel charity said measures that quieter streets and slow traffic, such as one-way streets, also encourage older people to go outdoors. 

Research by Heriot-Watt University for Sustrans, funded by Transport Scotland, found that older adults valued walking and staying...

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