"Make roads safer" to walk and cycle: UNEP

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A mother and her child ride a bicycle in Matebeland South Province, Zimbabwe. Photo: UNICEF/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

"Road networks have been built for cars and not to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians, making it unsafe for them."

That's according to the director of the UN's Environment Programme (UNEP) in New York.

In a UNEP study released this week, unsafe infrastructure for walking and cycling, has been contributing to the death of over one million people around the world.

UNEP has urged nations to increase spending on walking and cycling infrastructure to at least 20 per cent of transport budgets.

Priyanka Shankar reports from the streets of New York City.

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