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Young people want cheaper and more frequent public transport

More needs to be done to make public transport attractive to young people, the South East England Regional Assembly said yesterday.
In a poll of 11 to 18 year olds, only 35% said that regularly used public transport to help the environment.'If we are to cut congestion and pollution and develop a more sustainable transport system, public transport has to be made more attractive to young people,' said Assembly chairman Keith Mitchell.The poll showed that young people think that protecting the environment is important and they are particularly keen to recycle and conserve energy.But they do not seem to recognise the link between transport and the environment and are much less likely to use public transport instead of a car for environmental reasons.According to young people, the best ways of improving public transport would be to make it cheaper and more frequent.The survey is one of a range of initiatives being implemented by the regional assembly to encourage engagement with the region's younger residents.

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