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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said that pedestrians, cyclists and public transport should be given priority over cars when roads are built or upgraded. They stipulate that this will encourage physical activity and help people use their cars less, stating “transport systems and the wider built environment can influence people’s ability to be active.” NICE also stated that it was important for transport and infrastructure planners to consider older people and people with mobility issues. The following recommendations were made:

  • Ensuring new and refurbished footways, footpaths and cycle routes link to existing routes
  • Widening footways and introducing cycle lanes
  • Introducing traffic-calming schemes to restrict vehicle speeds
  • Paying more attention to public transport in rural areas where services may be limited
  • Improving public transport to parks and other green spaces

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