London Policy

Healthy Streets for London

Healthy Streets is central to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s vision for the city. In A City for All Londoners he said

Transport is one of the most significant and effective ways that I can improve the environment and the heath and quality of life of all Londoners… my vision to create ‘Healthy Streets’ – which aims to reduce traffic, pollution and noise, create more attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets where everybody can enjoy spending time and being physically active, and ultimately to improve people’s health.

In February 2017 Transport for London (TfL) published their plan for embedding the Healthy Streets Approach

Healthy Streets for London: Prioritising walking, cycling and public transport to create a healthy city

This plan includes £2.1bn spending on a Healthy Streets portfolio which will be assessed using the 10 Indicators of a Healthy Street.

TfL Health Action Plan

Healthy Streets was first adopted into policy at TfL in their 2014 health action plan

Improving the Health of Londoners: transport action plan

This 3-year action plan was delivered 2014-2017. Each year TfL produced a progress report on delivery.

Year 1 progress report

Year 2 progress report

National Policy

Active Design: Planning for health and wellbeing through sport and physical activity (2015) Sport England & Public Health England p.37

Policy features

Cities alive: towards a walking world (2016) ARUP p.133

Health on the High Street (2015) Royal Society of Public Health p.1

A healthy relationship: Public transport collaboration in local government (2015) PTEG p.44