Living Streets has today responded to the Draft London Plan, the strategic plan for London which sets out an economic, environmental, transport and social framework for development.

“We strongly support the embedding and linking of transport, health and environment policy. The Draft Plan recognises that the design of our cities has a significant impact on how we get around, and encouraging more walking and cycling is essential for London to tackle air pollution and physical inactivity, two of the biggest challenges of our time.

"Creating healthy streets for people and not cars should be a priority for our cities. Building new roads does not tackle congestion in the long run and adds to air pollution, which is already associated with 9,500 early deaths in London every year.

"This is why we are strongly opposed to additional highway capacity as part of the plan at Silvertown, Gallions and Belvedere and expect to see infrastructure that enables active travel.”

Read our full response here.