The Mayor's Transport Strategy, published in 2001, sets out the Mayor's integrated transport strategy for London. The strategy includes 10 key transport priorities to which the borough has to have regard to when producing its policies. Encouraging walking is seen as one of the high priority areas for implementation. Further details are also available on the Transport for London website.
Funded by Transport for London, Walk London has worked with local authorities to develop a network of high quality walking routes around the capital. There have been 6 walks, providing over 580km of walking, developed and managed so they are easy to find and follow. Maps for all routes can be downloaded from the Walk London website.
Living Streets is a national charity whose main role is to encourage the development of safe, vibrant and healthy streets and public spaces within the United Kingdom's towns and cities. Working closely with local authorities, Living Streets is engaged in a range of high-profile campaigns and projects to encourage walking.
We have recently signed up to an exciting new pilot project called 'Fitter for Walking' aimed at helping communities to improve their local environment, and to use this as a catalyst to promote increased walking.