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Future of cities: active travel

Essay by Sustrans setting out why we should reduce car use and increase walking and cycling in the cities of the future.

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This paper examines the benefits of increasing active travel - walking and cycling - in cities:

  • reduced congestion on our roads
  • a healthier, happier and more productive population
  • reduced air pollution
  • reduced demands on public spending
  • the creation of an attractive environment for private investment

This essay was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Published 24 October 2014