Road transport in London generates more than six million tonnes of CO2 per year, with poor air quality contributing to 9,400 premature deaths annually. Pedestrians in London account for more than half (53%) of on-street fatalities and 35% of serious injuries.
Mary Creagh, Chief Executive, Living Streets said:
“We will only tackle London’s dirty air by getting people to ditch the car for short journeys, especially the school run.
“Over the last year, people in London have rediscovered walking – the oldest, cheapest and greenest transport there is. But they are worried about speeding vehicles, pollution, cluttered pavements, and dangerous crossings.
“It doesn’t have to be like this. Through the Active Travel Fund and TfL’s Streetspace for London Plan, a movement for change is building. London’s next mayor should end road deaths, air pollution and improve Londoners’ health by standing up for pedestrians.”