Canada.com, November 25
Author: Margaret Munro
Pedestrians and cyclists should be made king of the urban jungle, according to an international study showing the big benefits of ``mass active travel.''
It suggests money should be diverted way from roads to make walking and cycling ``the most direct, convenient, and pleasant options for most urban trips.'' Pedestrians and bikers should also get ``priority'' over cars and trucks at intersections.
The study is one of six reports on the ``health dividend'' of combating climate change published in the medical journal Lancet Wednesday.