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In the run-up to the election, we invited all of the major candidates to walk with us. Sian Berry (Green) and Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem) accepted. They, are both on the Greater London Assembly now. Congratulations to them.

At the Green electoral hustings, Sadiq Khan (Labour) described the Right to Roam as a big victory and said we need something similarly big for London.

Clare Wadd, our Publicity Officer has compiled the following list of promises from the Labour manifesto that we look forward to seeing implemented:

  • Appoint a pedestrian champion at TfL, to lead on measures to make walking safer and easier across London.
  • Complete the Thames Path, working with boroughs, landowners and business to complete missing sections and protect access to what is already open.
  • Open up more walking routes around London, and work with local authorities and TfL to improve the London Loop and Capital Ring walks.
  • Encourage the roll-out of 20mph zones across the city by backing the '20’s Plenty For Us' campaign.
  • Prioritise the improvement of high streets, squares and public spaces across the city – including outer London and inner London.
  • Work to break down some of the city’s physical barriers, such as by backing the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf cycle and pedestrian bridge.
  • Make London the first "National Park City" – setting a long term target to make more than 50 per cent of our city green and ensure that all children have access to nature.
  • Oppose building on the Green Belt, which is even more important today than it was when it was created.
  • Strengthen protections for open spaces within the London Plan, including playing fields, Metropolitan Open Land, and our Sites of Importance for Local Nature Conservation and nature reserves.
  • Protect wildlife and biodiversity by creating green corridors through the city.

We congratulate Sadiq Khan on his election to the Mayoralty, and look forward to working with him and the GLA to enable walking to make London a healthier, more pleasant and sustainable city.