27 Feb '12, 11am

Welsh motorists facing ‘transport poverty’ debt: A lack of public transport facilities in Wales is forcing half

A lack of public transport facilities in Wales is forcing half the country’s population into so-called ‘transport poverty’. According to sustainable transport charity , Sustrans , more than a million people in Wales would struggle to afford the cost of running a car, but a lack of alternatives is forcing many people to choose between getting into debt in running a car and being cut off from jobs, healthcare, shops and schools. In a new report called ‘Access Denied’, the charity calls on politicians to tackle the growing problem of transport-related hardship and make investments into alternatives including public transport, car clubs and routes for walking and cycling. The report is backed by Age Cymru, Citizens Advice Cymru, Save the Children and Sustrans Cymru who agree that without investment now, the problem will only get worse. The charities point out that many people ...

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