Government needs to back cycling to fight climate change and poor health, says Transport Committee

The report by the Transport Select Committee states that the Government has to put its weight behind initiatives

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A report by the UK parliament's Transport Select Committee has concluded that the Government must lead the campaign to champion walking and cycling, if it wants to cut the "huge" cost of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion.

The report, published on Tuesday, noted that walking and cycling can combat a range of pressing issues affecting our environment and health.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.