Driving the sustainable transport ideal

How will we travel in the cities of the future? Ros Dodd finds out from Professor Miles Tight.

Imagine a city, 16 years from now, where half of all trips around town are by foot or bike, where there are cycle paths on almost every street and where pedestrians and cyclists have more rights of way over cars.

Pie in the sky? In fact, there are already cities like this – but elsewhere in Europe, not in Britain.

The UK remains in thrall to the motorcar and recent efforts to promote cycling as a transport mode of choice have not made the hoped-for changes.