Olympic Legacy and Active Travel

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-03-23
Session date: 
March 23, 2011
Reference: 
2011/1066
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

One of the legacy promises for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 was an increase in community sport to be encouraged by the galvanising effect of the Games themselves and investment in grass roots sport. You have produced a strategy that aims for 'a leaner, fitter London' and you have made a £15.5 million fund available. In a recent publication, A Sporting Legacy for London? The Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism committee considered progress towards your sporting legacy goals for 2012 concluding that the achievement of a sporting legacy was always going to be difficult but it is likely to become even more so. In light of conclusions and recommendations made in the report, it seems appropriate that efforts made to increase physical activity through active travel - walking and cycling for everyday purposes - should be further promoted in order to achieve the leaner, fitter London aspired to. Would the you outline the role which active travel will play in achieving both sporting legacy goals and wider societal goals for the Games.

Answer

Answer for Olympic Legacy and Active Travel

Answer for Olympic Legacy and Active Travel

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London 2012 Active Travel Programme is a UK wide programme that aims to use the power of the Games to encourage more walking and cycling in the lead up to the Games, at Games time and in legacy, in particular in London. TfL is working with London 2012 to deliver infrastructure improvements, such as the eight walking and cycling route enhancements to the Olympic Park, as well as promotional initiatives through engagement with schools, local communities, businesses and the London public.