Cycling and walking

Analysing the Mayor's Healthy Streets initiative

Start date: 18 October 2018
End date: 31 January 2019

The Healthy Streets Approach is an important priority for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It is a framework based on ten indicators for whether a street is a pleasant place for people to walk, cycle and spend time.

The Mayor has put the Healthy Streets Approach at the heart of the Transport Strategy, informing improvements across the transport network.

A number of Mayoral targets are closely linked to the Healthy Streets Approach including:

  • By 2041, 80 per cent of all trips in London will be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport
  • By 2041, all Londoners do at least 20 minutes of active travel each day.

The Healthy Streets Approach is also incorporated into other London Strategy documents, as well as the Vision Zero Action Plan and the Walking Action Plan

The London Assembly Transport Committee is analysing the Mayor and TfL’s delivery of the Healthy Streets Approach.

The Committee will be looking at:

  • The progress that has been made against targets relating to healthy streets in the Transport Strategy, Walking Action Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan.
  • How spending on the Healthy Streets Approach is being distributed between central, inner and outer London.
  • The progress that has been made on the Safer Junctions Programme.
  • How TfL and boroughs are using the Healthy Streets Check for Designers.
  • How TfL is measuring the impact of improvement works on walking and cycling rates.
  • How TfL is supporting the boroughs to deliver the Healthy Streets Approach.