London’s Walking Action Plan to see billions for infrastructure (E&T)
London is introducing a Walking Action Plan designed to get residents of the capital choosing walking as their primary mode of transport when possible.
The plan will see London’s streets being designed to support walking as much as possible including new infrastructure, better signposting and maps, and more pedestrian crossings. The plan is supported by Public Health England (PHE) with the aim that Londoners will take an extra million walking trips every day by 2024.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is investing £2.2bn in the plan alongside efforts to boost cycling and improve air quality. Ultimately it is hoped it will increase the proportion of people walking, cycling and taking public transport to 80 per cent of journeys by 2041, from 63 per cent now.