Better walking and cycling infrastructure crucial to keeping over 50s healthy

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A new report, published by the Centre for Ageing Better, looks at the barriers people in their 50s and 60s face to walking and cycling, and argues that action is needed from national and local government, service providers and health systems to get people moving.

The report summarises the findings of a review of the existing evidence and primary qualitative research with 50 individuals in this age cohort to fill gaps identified in the evidence and, for the first time, sets out the factors that govern active travel behaviours in people aged 50 to 70 across the UK.