We started the Love London, Walk London campaign to make sure that walking was included in the debate about what London needs from its mayor and from the GLA ahead of the elections at the start of May.

We were successful in this, with many of the candidates and parties talking about walking in their manifestos, two mayoral candidates coming walking with us, and with walking being mentioned by all of the main candidates who took part in the Greener London hustings in March.  We made good contacts with other candidates who weren’t, for logistical reasons, able to come for a walk with us, and with their staff, as well as with other community organisations and charities whose aims overlap with ours in London.

London’s new mayor – Sadiq Khan – made a strong manifesto commitment to walking here, so our campaign becomes about holding him to account to follow through on that commitment building on the conversations we had before the election. Sian Berry and Caroline Pidgeon, both of whom came for a walk with us and were sympathetic to our aims, were elected to the assembly, so we will work with them as well as other assembly members from all parties.

We continue campaigning for the mayor to:

  • Employ a Walking Champion
  • To champion The Thames Path and other routes to ensure they remain safe and open for all Londoners to walk
  • To ensure equality of access to our amazing parks and green spaces, so that everyone has a green space close to their home

We will keep you updated via this website on our progress.  If you would like to get involved in the campaign, please get in touch here.