Build safe cycle paths all over Birmingham – the ‘fat centre’

During an interview on BBC TV Regional News today, it was said that Birmingham is the country’s ‘fat centre’. Dr Ashton [Edgbaston], who was interviewed, said that the increased physical inactivity – especially in young people – is the cause of obesity and ill-health.

He strongly advocated positive action: building safe cycle paths all over the city. 

The Cycling Info blogger cites a good inner city cycle path built by Oxford Council, which runs along Donnington Bridge road: “It connects with a cycle path along the river and so provides a good route into town. It is also used by schoolchildren cycling to a local school.” 

Other areas are also encouraging cycling.

 

Actual and aspiring cyclists will heartily agree with the Cycling Info blogger that “improving cycling is much more than painting a few cyclist signs on the road.”

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One response to “Build safe cycle paths all over Birmingham – the ‘fat centre’

  1. Hi, you’re doing a great job in sharing some positivity. The world definitely needs it.

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