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Government must heed advice from NICE on prioritising sustainable transport

4 January 2019

Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the publication of the draft quality standard, Physical activity: encouraging activity in the general population, by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). 

Darren Shirley, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport said: “The case for prioritising sustainable transport to improve people’s health through better public transport, walking and cycling is stronger than ever. Getting more people out of their cars won't just help improve public health but would lower congestion, reduce air pollution and reduce carbon emissions.

"Our towns and cities should prioritise public transport, walking and cycling, rather than it being an afterthought and the Government should heed the advice from NICE, and ensure that any new road or upgrade is designed to put pedestrians, cyclists and public transport before other road users."

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).