The City of London Corporation is keen to get views on its long term Transport Strategy. Fill in the survey and be bold in asking for a major reallocation of road space to pedestrians and cyclists, and closing many roads to through-traffic.
Also, see the amazing research the City has undertaken that reveals that pedestrians make up over 50% of people on streets in the City, but gain only 9% of street space.
Not everyone agrees that walking, cycling or public transport are the best way to get around London. Here we tackle some common myths and misconceptions about streets, traffic and public space that are preventing people looking beyond the automobile to see a more democratic, open and liveable version of urban life.
Click on the myths below and comment in order to contribute to the discussion. Let us know about more myths that need debunking.
Author: Emma Griffin, Hackney resident, writer and London Living Streets campaigner intricateminglings.com
London Living Streets is made up of volunteers and individuals interested in making London’s streets healthy, safe and more enjoyable. We hope this blog will bring together views and comment from across our wide network. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch.