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Half of Wales faces debt from transport costs More than a million people in Wales could struggle to afford the costs of running a car [note 1] , and a lack of alternatives is forcing many people to choose between getting into debt and being cut off from jobs, healthcare, shops and schools. Sustrans Cymru has teamed up with Age Cymru, Citizens Advice Cymru and Save the Children to highlight this growing issue and to launch 'Access Denied' (pdf), a report calling on politicians to recognise the complexities of and tackle the growing problem of 'transport poverty'. With a quarter of households having no car at all, and fuel costs set to continue rising, the report calls for more investment in alternatives such as public transport, car clubs and routes for walking and cycling. Download a copy of Access Denied (pdf) or Rhwystro Mynediad (pdf, Welsh version). Download a copy of ...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/sustrans-near-you/wales/policy...

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