In a Royal College of Physicians report published this week, doctors have urged people to cycle to save deaths from motor-pollution.
The recommendations of the report include;
Government, employers and schools should encourage and facilitate the use of public transport and active travel options like walking and cycling. Active travel also increases physical activity, which will have major health benefits for everyone. Local transport plans, especially in deprived areas, should:
expand cycle networks
require cycle training at school
promote safe alternatives to the ‘school run’, based on walking, public transport and cycling instead of cars
encourage employers to support alternatives to commuting by car
promote leisure cycling
develop ‘islands’ of space away from traffic, for safer walking and cycling.