A HEALTH watchdog report has announced that future road schemes in Warrington should prioritise pedestrians, bus passengers and cyclists over cars.

The report from the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) says the changes should be made to tackle obesity and businesses should also introduce exercise programmes and provide bicycle facilities to help.

Ben Wakerley, managing director of Warrington’s Own Buses said: “It is important that public transport is actively promoted, as it alleviates traffic congestion and improves air quality.

“Using the bus more means people are more active, more green and reduces the number of cars on our roads.”

The NICE consultation runs until February 1 and if you’d like to participate, it can be found on the website in the ‘get involved’ section.