Better Health for London (7)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3027
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The March 2015 "Better Health for London: Next Steps" report says, "We aim to help all Londoners to be active and eat healthily, with 70% of Londoners achieving recommended activity levels." What action are you taking to achieve this target?

Answer

Answer for Better Health for London (7)

Answer for Better Health for London (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A wide range of actions are being taken across London:

       68 organisations have signed up to GLA's London Healthy Workplace Charter which is helping Londoners to become more active at work.

       TfL is encouraging Londoners to walk through a range of initiatives including the Strategic Walk Network, Legible London signage system and local projects to improve the urban realm.

       TfL is increasing cycling through a range of programmes including: working with London employers through the Cycling Workplaces Scheme to encourage cycling to work; helping to make cycling safer through the Cycle Superhighways scheme; and providing free cycle training sessions for all ages and abilities.

       The Mayor of London's Mini-Hollands programme is funding three outer London boroughs up to £100m to create safer, quieter and more attractive streets to encourage cycling and walking.