Saturday 28 August 2010

Obesity in car-sick Britain

"The number of morbidly obese patients in the UK is increasing rapidly

Health minister Paul Burstow said people should be encouraged to live healthier lifestyles such as eating more fruit and vegetables, reducing fatty foods
and being more active.

And what better way of getting people to be more active than terminating Cycling England and its Bikeability cycling proficiency scheme? Cycling is obviously ripe for cuts, since The overall amount of tax money spent on cycling is tiny – it was estimated at 0.01% (or one ten thousandth) of the overall annual tax take and 0.3% of the transport budget in 2005-6 and that percentage seems highly unlikely to have increased significantly since then.