Bicycles are the future for transport, not electric cars, says report

Walking, cycling and public transport use championed over low emissions vehicles

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An academic report has argued that active modes of transport provide a better answer to problems around climate change and congestion then low emissions and electric cars - whilst promoting healthier lifestyles.

'Shifting the focus: energy demand in a net-zero carbon UK', was published by the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) - an organisation made up of more than 80 academics across the UK.

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