Imagine London as the world-leading walking city it ought to be.

People visiting, working and living in the city able to walk freely and safely and breathe fresh air. 

Our campaign is about rethinking our spaces, designing them around people not motor vehicles.

There's a lot going on in London - find out what and how you can get involved.

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20mph

Westminster's exciting new proposals - what next?

People crossing the road

The City

From Bank Junction to speed limits, find out about progress in the Square Mile.

Mayor Sadiq Khan

Mayor's Transport Strategy

Mayor Sadiq Khan launches plan to make the capital "the world's most walkable city".

Artist's impression of a pedestrianised Oxford Street

Walking Cities: Oxford Street

What next for plans to make the nation's most iconic shopping street safer, greener and more accessible?

 

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Transport for London's 20mph plans

Transport For London (TfL) is proposing to make all of the roads it manages within the Congestion Charge Zone 20mph next year as part of the Mayor's Vision Zero commitment to eliminate death and serious injury on London's roads. 

Living Streets is calling for legislation to set 20mph as the default speed limit in built-up areas.

We believe that the consultation and implementation plan TfL has devised are a great step forward for London. 

The proposals will see 20mph limits introduced on 8.9km of main roads including Millbank, Albert Embankment, Victoria Embankment and Borough High Street, making the capital safer for walking and cycling. 

TfL's consultation is now closed - thanks to more than 1,000 of you who contributed to our response

We are now awaiting the outcome of the consultation. Watch this space!

Have your say on TfL's plans now

TfL's new 20mph plans - map

 

If a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle at 20mph they have a 97% chance of survival.

This percentage reduces as the speed rises.  

City of London

People crossing

Is the City going to town on walking?

The City of London has announced that vehicles will be banned from about half of the Square Mile’s roads under radical plans announced to improve safety and cut congestion. 

In its draft Transport Strategy, the City says it aims to ensure ‘the Square Mile is accessible to all and an easy, attractive and healthy place to work, live, learn and visit’.

This is exciting news.

"Under new plans, people walking will be given the priority they deserve," says our London Manager, Richard Lambert.

"This reflects the fact that walking is the most common form of travel in the City and responds to feedback [from pedestrians] that people on foot have the least amount of space on our capital’s streets.

"We look forward to hearing how the City plans to make the Square Mile a more accessible, healthier place for people of all ages and abilities."

When walking increases...

  

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Walking Cities

The Mayor's Transport Strategy

Sadiq Khan

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The Mayor of London's Transport Strategy has an ambitious aim: that 80% of all trips in London are made on foot, cycle or using public transport.

And Living Streets is delighted that, on 19 July 2018, the first plan as part of this strategy was announced with the ambition of making London the world's most walkable city.

Welcoming the Mayor's Walking Action Plan, Living Streets Chief Executive, Joe Irvin, says:

“Motor traffic is our biggest source of air pollution, whilst walking is the cleanest way to get around.

“To make London the most walkable city in world, the focus has to be on reducing motor vehicle use. An astonishing one in four cars on our roads during peak times are on the school run. So having an ambition for the majority of primary school children to walk to school and a million extra end-to-end walking trips a day is an important spur to action.

“Creating safe and welcoming walking routes which enable more people to choose to walk will help improve our health, whilst cutting congestion and air pollution. Walking really is the healthier option.”

More about the Mayor's Transport Plan on the TFL website

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