Cycling is 10 times more important than electric cars for reaching net zero cities

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Active travel and cycling have a huge role to play in decarbonising transport
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Active travel and cycling have a huge role to play in decarbonising transport

Research led by the University of Oxford's Christian Brand shows people who walk or cycle have lower carbon footprints from daily travel

Globally, onlyone in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, andone in 14in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take15-20 yearsto replace the world's...

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