The Walking Plan for London
We want to increase the number of people who walk in London. To do this we need to create a safe, attractive and accessible environment that encourages people to walk instead of using other means of transport.
Walking is the simplest, cheapest way of getting around, and the Walking Plan for London identifies key issues that need to be addressed in order to improve the friendliness of the city to walking. The plan includes six cost-effective objectives to make London one of the most walkable cities in the world by 2015.
In the short term, we hope to is to stop the drop in the number of journeys per person on foot.
The long-term 2015 targets are to:
- Increase the number of walking of trips under two miles by 10 per cent
- Increase the average number of trips made on foot per person/per year by 10 per cent
- The level of London's walkability both in terms of people's perceptions and in actual measured terms against other world cities.