London Health Commission Report Recommendation 7

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0486
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

One of the London Health Commissions' recommendations was to dedicate part of the TfL advertising budget to encourage more Londoners to walk 10,000 steps a day. Has this recommendation be implemented in full?   

Answer

Answer for London Health Commission Report Recommendation 7

Answer for London Health Commission Report Recommendation 7

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My first priority is to provide a transport system that works for Londoners and this includes helping Londoners build more activity into their routine when they want to. There are many calls on the advertising capacity in the transport network and this limited resource must be used to best effect. I welcome anything that will get Londoners more active and walking is a great practical place to start and one that can be built in to everyday life from walking to school with the kids, walking to work or just getting out into one of London's many parks, green spaces or cultural attractions.