Glasgow NHS to promote healthier commuting for staff

The
NHS in greater Glasgow has unveiled radical plans to cut traffic congestion in
the city by promoting healthier travel options for its 33,000-strong workforce
over the next decade.

According
to the Scotsman newspaper, NHS chiefs are looking at subsidised public
transport schemes, improved bus, rail and subway links, new cycle lanes and
interest-free bike loans.

Jonathan
Best, chief executive of Yorkhill NHS Trust, and transport group chairman,  told the paper: "These plans will
increase travel options to work for our staff, improve access for our staff,
patients and visitors and help reduce congestion and its health-damaging
pollution.

"The
health service in Glasgow, as a major employer, must develop a co-ordinated
response to the challenges presented by transport. We must work with our
30,000-plus employees to see how we can help reduce congestion and
pollution."

By Quentin Reade

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