Updated: Councils failing to promote sustainable travel
Local authorities are not investing the necessary funds to encourage residents to cut carbon emissions by taking more journeys by foot or bike, warns Friends of the Earth (FoE).In a new joint report with the cycling charity Sustrans, FoE claims that delivering sustainable transport options is not a priority for many councils, with central government funding not making it to
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