Climate crisis: Drivers planning to walk more, in effort to maintain cleaner air after lockdown, survey indicates

Active travel such as walking and cycling could have ‘significant effect’ on reducing congestion and maintaining clean air, says AA president

Harry Cockburn
Monday 25 May 2020 23:52
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Drivers are planning to walk more often when lockdown is lifted, an AA survey reveals
Drivers are planning to walk more often when lockdown is lifted, an AA survey reveals

Drivers in Britain are planning to make considerable changes to their habits in order to help maintain the higher air quality the UK has had under lockdown and protect the environment.

An enormous survey of 20,000 drivers by the AA reveals half of the British drivers polled say they are planning to walk more than they did previously, and 40 per cent say they will drive less in future.

The results of the survey come after numerous pieces of research have linked the deadly pandemic, which attacks the respiratory system, with air quality.

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