Active Travel in the European Commission

In this special episode, Adam chats with Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General at DG MOVE, part of the European Commission. Baldwin works on sustainable mobility, including how to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists in the coming era of connected, automated and autonomous mobility.

Ahead of COP26, it’s an interesting look to active travel’s importance on the world stage - and how we can work together as a global community to communicate best practices to reduce emissions and improve health. 

In the episode, Baldwin says: "Somehow we've allowed the bike to be seen as an agent of the liberal metropolitan elite. How can that be that we seem to be losing that argument? When in the town I live in, 50% of the households don't have access to a car - and spoiler alert - it's not the richer 50%!"

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