Walking Modal Share

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0407
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

What assessment have you made of what the full potential of walking as a transport mode in London could be by 2025?

Answer

Answer for Walking Modal Share

Answer for Walking Modal Share

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

TfL has undertaken extensive assessment of the full potential of walking as a transport mode as part of the `Transport 2025' vision document launched on November 28th 2006. This builds on the target in `The Walking Plan for London', published in February 2004, of increasing the average number of trips made on foot per person per year by 10 per cent by 2015.

The `Transport 2025' analysis shows that there will be more than 1 million extra walking trips per day by 2025. This increase will be due to TfL and borough investment in initiatives across London to make walking more attractive. In addition to major projects to improve the urban environment a number of travel demand measures have also been included to help change people's behaviour. The introduction of policies to reduce emissions will also realise the full potential of walking as the Capital becomes a cleaner and more `walkable' city.