UK government urged to establish a national walking strategy

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:7
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    For more than 50 years Britain's governments and city planners have sidelined the rights of pedestrians in favour of cars, turning walking into an “ever more unpleasant” experience, a report published by a cross party committee of MPs has claimed.

    Despite the advantages of walking, we are all doing it less, preferring to take the car to an out of town shopping centre than stroll to the local …

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