The London Plan
In November 2017 the 25 year spatial development strategy for Greater London was published for consultation. It contains important policies on Healthy Streets™ and makes it a requirement that those involved in planning and development must ‘Use the Healthy Streets Approach to prioritise health in all planning decisions’.
Mayor’s Transport Strategy
In March 2018 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published his 25 year transport strategy for public consultation. The Healthy Streets Approach™ is the overarching framework for delivering this ambitious plan.
Delivering improvements in the 10 Healthy Streets Indicators across all London’s streets ‘will radically transform the day-to-day experience of living in London, helping fulfill this strategy’s overall aim of creating a better city for more people to live and work in’.
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
This plan includes £2.1bn spending on a Healthy Streets portfolio which will be assessed using the 10 Indicators of a Healthy Street.
Healthy Streets Tools
In November 2017 tools for implementing the Healthy Streets Approach were published
TfL Health Action Plan
Healthy Streets was first adopted into policy at TfL in their 2014 health action plan
This 3-year action plan was delivered 2014-2017. Each year TfL produced a progress report on delivery.
Healthy High Streets: good place making in an urban setting (2018) Public Health England p.4, 12, 32
Active Design: Planning for health and wellbeing through sport and physical activity (2015) Sport England & Public Health England p.37
The role of cities in improving population health (2018) The Kings Fund pp.55, 68, 69
Every child’s right to breathe (2017) FIA Foundation p.36
Cities alive: towards a walking world (2016) ARUP p.133
Health on the High Street (2015) Royal Society of Public Health p.1