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Transport for London Launches Walking Campaign

23 April 2007

Transport for London (TfL) is asking people to think about walking rather than taking the car on short journeys, as it launches its first-ever walking campaign.

Research shows that half of all car journeys in outer London are less than two kilometers—a distance that can be easily walked by most people in 25 minutes.

The Mayor of London is committed to making London one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the world. The Mayor and TfL are investing a record £126 million (US$252 million over the next three years to further improve conditions for people on foot.

Encouraging more sustainable forms of travelling is also part of the Mayor’s Climate Change Action Plan for London.

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Why don't they encourage people to cycle ?
It is 3-4 times faster than walking, so you could extend the range to say 4 miles (6Km). This would get a lot of people to work.
It won't work for trips to the supermarket, but will for many small runs.

mahoni,

I agree with the cycling suggestion, even though London is already more bike friendly than typical US cities. However, I disagree with the comment about not being able to use a bicycle for trips to the market. Many cargo bikes exist that make hauling four or more bags of groceries efficient and easy. Check out xtracycle.com or Christianos bikes.

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