A study by the University of East Anglia (UEA) found that active commuters felt better able to concentrate and were under less strain than when travelling by car-switching from driving a car to walking or cycling to work (or to our Community Hub), improves our well being. The well being of a small group who swapped the car or bus for a bike or going on foot, found they became happier after the switch. The physical health benefits of exercise are already well known and this study reinforces the idea there are positive psychological benefits too. Streets that are for people rather than cars promote neighborliness and help everyone to have happy communities.
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