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Today saw London's new Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, take up his post with the launch of a vital new document for active travel in the capital.

 

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Transport for London intends 'Healthy Streets for London' to "[introduce] a new approach to get more Londoners physically active."

It continues: "Adopting the Healthy Streets Approach will help us to improve air quality, reduce congestion and make London's diverse communities become greener, healthier and more attractive places in which to live, play and do business."

Living Streets is fully behind TfL's Healthy Streets approach, and has been working closely with the London Cycling Campaign on combined responses to it. 

Welcoming Will and this important new approach to active travel, our Head of Policy and Communications, Tompion Platt, said: "A new approach that genuinely prioritises walking, cycling and public transport will improve the health, happiness and quality of life of all Londoners. We see real potential in the Mayor’s Healthy Streets Approach and look forward to working with Will Norman in his new role as London’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner to create a healthier, more active and less polluted London".

Download Healthy Streets for London from TFL's website - 4.2mb pdf

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