Walking route improvements
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What's a key walking route?
A key walking route is a street or path that we've improved to make sure it's really good for walking.
These routes link together places like:
- Public transport stations and stops
- Local shopping parades and centres
- Health and care services
- Community centres and facilities
- Leisure centres
Key walking routes are not independent walking schemes. They're coordinated approaches to improving areas where we know people want to walk.
High Holborn, Camden
Wider footpaths, repaved streets and fewer obstacles make walking a more convenient and attractive option.
Great Queen Street, Camden
Walking is a great way to enjoy London's streets, especially attractive, clutter-free ones which have places to sit, relax and socialise.
Grant's Quay Wharf, City of London
People enjoy walking when routes are green, accessible and have places to rest.
Castle Street, Kingston
Walking isn't always about getting from A to B - attractive spaces offer the chance to sit, socialise and relax.
South Woodford, Redbridge
Providing people with accessible crossings where they need them makes them more likely to walk.
Improving town centres
People have told us they're keen to walk more but are put off by poor walking environments and car dependency.
As such, we're creating key walking routes in town centres across inner and outer London. We've chosen areas where there's real potential to increase the number of people who walk and how often they walk, and to reduce the number of short journeys made by car and public transport.
These include: Wanstead High Street in Redbridge, Cheapside in the City of London, Portobello Road and Square in Kensington & Chelsea, and Ruckholt Road in Waltham Forest.