Transport affects all areas of our lives and impacts on personal and environmental health.
Walking and cycling more can help reduce heart diseases, obesity and diabetes. But this requires improvements in road safety, such as a 20 mile per hour speed limits on residential streets and cycle lanes.
Research in 2017 showed that most trips are relatively short: 24% of trips were under 1 mile, and 68% under 5 miles. There is significant potential to car share, use public transport or active transport (walking and cycling), provided the right infrastructure is in place - and that is a particular issue in rural south Shropshire. SSCA has presented the Council with '15 Asks' concerning transport.