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.

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?

People crossing the road

Bank Junction

An experimental scheme us underway to make Bank Junction in the City safer. 

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

Walk to School

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Walking Cities

Bank Junction

Have your say

Have you travelled through Bank junction recently?

The Corporation of the City of London have recently removed motor vehicles (apart from buses) from the junction during the working day to provide much needed safety benefits.

Bank junction has a high collision and casualty record so these changes are vital to make walking safer and more pleasant.

And following a consultation on the closure, the City revealed that 75% of respondents were either fully or generally supportive of the closure.

What we say

Living Streets sent the City a response to its statutory consultation on the closure. You can read it here.

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