Better Health for London (4)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The London Health Commission's "Better Health for London" report says, "TfL should alter signage in stations to encourage people to walk up stairs and escalators ('Stand on the right' should be replaced with 'Walk up on the left') as part of its rolling station improvement programme". Can you update me on the progress made by TfL on this issue?


Answer for Better Health for London (4)

Answer for Better Health for London (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is mindful of making it as easy and clear as possible for our customers to navigate through the Underground network whilst reducing congestion. 

I was one of the partners in the joint publication of Better Health for London: next steps on 19 March 2015. This set out what could be done, by a range of pan-London agencies, in response to the London Health Commission report.  With regard to promoting active travel, TfL committed to encouraging Londoners to take active travel, by promoting walking between bus and/or tube stops and helping to make cycling safer.  This report can be found at: