Street plans back walking

Almost two-thirds of Londoners rate the quality of the street environment as the main reason for not walking more, according to Transport for London.

A report by the London Assembly transport committee has recommended bringing all pedestrian crossings up to higher safety standards, better signage and de-cluttering pavements.

"Showing his support for a flagship project would demonstrate the mayor's commitment to walking," said investigation leader Caroline Pidgeon. "Our affordable but ambitious initiatives would help deliver the sustained growth he aspires to."

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