BRITISH ENVIRONMENTALISTS have for years looked with envy at many European countries for their forward-thinking transport policies. Many other countries in Europe are years ahead of the UK in calming traffic, reducing car use and promoting walking and cycling.

But while government dithers or denies, change is happening in some places at local level, and at the instigation of communities and small businesses rather than corporations or state bureaucrats. In London, for example, a pioneering bike rental scheme is bringing a model long popular in cities like Paris to the British capital.

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