Inactive travel: the problems of the current transport system

Over the past century, our towns and cities have been designed around making it easier to travel by car and less appealing to walk and cycle. The car is easily the dominant form of transport now, where people would have previously walked, cycled or taken public transport.

Problems with this include:

  • Declining health due to inactivity
  • Increased congestion
  • Increased pollution
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Reduced social cohesion

In this article our Associate, James Bailey, explores the various problems caused by our current state of inactive travel and the possible solutions.

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