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Letter: there is too much traffic for Alex to walk to school, so we drive. A call to action based on a 42-year trend

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  • i The call to action has been made in a paper published today. See: Oliver et al. 1

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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  • Author note Open letter addressed to four transport ministers in the UK: Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, Scotland; Karen Bradley, MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Ken Skates, MP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, Wales; Chris Grayling, MP, Secretary of State for Transport, England.

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