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Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis says he’s been inspired by Chris Boardman’s work in Greater Manchester
Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis says he’s been inspired by Chris Boardman’s work in Greater Manchester and wants to get more people in the region walking and cycling Jarvis said he will appointing an Active Travel Commissioner, a role similar to Boardman’s role as Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner
Writing in today’s Yorkshire Post the Labour MP said active travel had a “host of benefits”.
He stressed that walking and cycling “leads to cleaner air and improved physical and mental health,” adding that “the Mental Health Foundation has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication and counselling. It has also been proven to reduce obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, which is the highest cause of death in the UK.”