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Walking and cycling ‘not safe or attractive enough’ for many in their 50s and 60s

New report finds that lack of cycle and footpaths, personal safety concerns, and declining health are key barriers to people in their 50s and 60s walking or cycling as a means of travel.

an older woman walking along a residential street

Although ‘active travel’ helps people to build regular physical activity into daily life, people in mid and later life are less likely to walk and cycle than younger age groups.