The evidence for the benefit of active travel – to individuals and communities
Scotland has been described as the ‘sick man of Europe’, with chronic health problems that cut life expectancy and exacerbate inequality. Active travel is key to tackling so many of these problems.
Governments often forget that providing for the private car is not the only way to drive growth – local and national.
Enabling active travel also has a more intangible benefit, but one that is the most important of all: increasing happiness.