Brian Paddick will lead the way and will:
- Implement a bold plan to allow pedestrianisation of parts of central London from Trafalgar Square to Oxford Street.
- Develop a ‘summer streets’ scheme, similar to New York, temporarily pedestrianising streets so encouraging people to explore and travel to their destinations in central London on foot.
- Provide better signage to help people use pavements and footpaths highlighting the 108 tube journeys that are actually quicker on foot.
- Encourage walking, through incentives similar to store card loyalty schemes, using Oyster or smart phone technology.
- Extend 20mph speed limits to dangerous busy streets controlled by TfL where Londoners live, work and play – so reducing accidents and saving millions of pounds from the health service budget alone
- Set ambitious targets to encourage walking to school.
- Increase support for schemes like London’s Greenways, making them more attractive to use for recreational activities.
- There are 347 crossings in London that are unsafe for visually impaired people. Disability access standards must be met for every pedestrian crossing.