Improving travel infrastructure to tackle mental health issues

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London City Airport has published a report on how improving designs at railway stations, airports and on roads could help tackle mental illness. The report states that “improvements in transport services could make a tangible difference to mental health for millions of people” by reducing delays, cancellations, anti-social behaviour and overcrowding and keeping passengers well-informed when there are disruptions to their travel. The report also shows that better designs could improve mental health by minimising noise, increasing natural light and making them easier to navigate.

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