Traffic-free roads outside schools ‘supported by public’

Many people are concerned about the impact of fumes caused by car exhausts on children’s health, a survey by Sustrans suggests. Yahoo News reports

The charity has called on government at all levels, at the start of Bike to School Week, which begins on Monday, to take action to cut traffic around the school gates and make it easier for families to walk and cycle to school.

More than a third (35%) said they are very worried about the health impact of car exhaust fumes at school drop-off and pick-up times, while a further 40% said they are fairly worried.

Xavier Brice, chief executive at Sustrans said: “We all know that we are living with dangerous levels of air pollution in our towns and cities.

“Despite this, the latest figures from the National Travel Survey show that 45% of primary school children in England travel to school by car – a 1% increase from last year’s figures.”

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