Good news from the Department for Transport which, rather than doing what it says on the tin and worrying about how to get us from A to B, is now more concerned about our girth.
As DafT is plainly unable to meet the Cartesian requirement for sentience (I think therefore I am) it has cleverly devised an alternative - I print therefore I am.
Latest publication off the Melton Street presses is 'Towards a Sustainable Transport System'.
Alongside a whole load of tosh plainly designed to justify Civil Serpent inactivity is the following entry under "Goal Narratives - Challenge" (I kid you not)!
Improve health outcomes for individuals through encouraging and enabling more physically active travel
Under Possible Metrics are a number of suggestions as to how DafT might respond to this 'Challenge'
Increased levels of walking and cycling
Reduction in obesity levels (child & adult)Increase in % of adults meeting recommended minimum physical exercise
So there you have it. All those fatties seen standing on trains due to a lack of seats (or waiting on platforms due to lack of trains) are actually helping Daft deliver "transport solutions that address non-transport challenges".
To read this, and further Daft existential clap-trap, click here