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Cycle and walking 'must be norm' for short journeys

Cycling and walking should be the norm for all short journeys, experts say, to lower the risk of ill health.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said people should shun their cars if a trip could be done in 15 or 20 minutes on foot or bike.

The advisory body called on councils to do more to make walking and cycling an easier option in local communities.

Adam Brimelow reports.

  • 28 Nov 2012
  • From the section Health