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NZ: Big new roading ‘bad for health’

Switch money from roading to public transport recommends a health impact assessment of Wellington’s regional transport strategy.

Report authors Quigley and Watts warn that the transport strategy “has the potential to decrease physical activity, social connectedness and access, while increasing the risk of stress and accidents.”

They say that overseas studies show bus and train users walk about 10 minutes either side of their journey.

Source: Dominion Post, 19 Sep 2006

Published on September 19, 2006 in New Zealand news