A Kamloops pediatrician has approached the Kamloops-Thompson school board about creating car-free zones around schools to encourage more people in the B.C. Interior city to use their feet instead of a gas pedal.
Dr. Trent Smith told CBC Daybreak Kamloops host Shelley Joyce that car-free zones around schools would alleviate safety concerns related to traffic congestion, and would also cut down on vehicle emissions in these areas.
But, in Smith’s view, the most important part of the idea relates to decreasing levels of physical activity among children, and a way to improve that situation.
Smith said children are not getting enough physical activity, and car-free zones around schools would be one way
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