Strongly promote and *invest in* active travel

The link between active travel (cycling and walking) and improved outcomes in health is not in dispute.
The Scottish Government should be leading the way in massively increasing investment and promotion of active travel and providing quality infrastructure.

Why the contribution is important

Money spent on quality active travel infrastructure has been shown to translate to more than the equivalent saving in health budgets as the populations' health improves.

Sustrans have a wealth of information on this:

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/policy-evidence/the-impact-of-our-work/related-academic-research-and-statistics/physical-activity

by daveozzz on December 21, 2015 at 01:40PM

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  • Posted by pattyrrell December 29, 2015 at 13:02

    Having been in Holland recently and seeing the impact of national, strategic government decisions on positive cycling choices I am in no doubt that this could be done at Scottish level and could have phenomenal impact on levels of activity and fitness
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