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Charity Call for 'Active Transport'

Scotland's national walking and cycling charities have called for policy changes to get people more active and improve the country's health.

Seven organisations who champion walking, cycling and sustainable transport are involved and want walking and cycling to become normal modes of transport for shorter journeys. 

The call for actions is aimed at Scotland's political parties, who are preparing manifestos for the 2016 Holyrood elections.

The charities want entirely segregated cycle routes in all cities and the consolidation of long-distance walking and cycling routes and have also called for several pilot schemes to be rolled out across the country, including reducing speed limits to 20mph in towns and cities, calming traffic around schools, and training children to be confident cyclists.

For further information, visit the BBC website.


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