Sunday, December 6, 2009

Walking, biking good for you and the planet, 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.

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