Today, research by the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that parents are too worried about the volume of traffic to let their children walk or cycle to school.

The journal says: "The UK governments need to ditch a 42 year old trend and stop prioritising the car if they are serious about tackling childhood obesity."

You can read more from the report at: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2018/03/09/bjsports-2017-098933 

 

Tompion Platt, Head of Policy and Communications at Living Streets says: “We have long been calling on government to prioritise people over vehicles and for investment to be made into the walk to school.

“Walking to school helps improve physical activity levels in our children, boosting health and teaching vital road safety skills at a young age. More people walking to school also means, less congested roads around school gates – making them safer and less polluted.

“We would like to see all four transport ministers take note of this letter and act to improve the lives of our young generation.”