Healthy school streets

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th October 2019.

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How many schools have seen improvements made to adjacent streets using TfL’s Healthy Streets fund?

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Transport for London (TfL) has adopted my Healthy Streets Approach to improve air quality, reduce congestion and help make London's diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business. It is investing record amounts in walking and cycling, supporting efficient and healthy ways to get around the city.

While TfL does not specifically capture data relating to the impact of its schemes – including those delivered by boroughs using TfL funding – on schools, it is safe to say that schools all over London will be benefitting from Healthy Streets investment.

The Safer Routes to Schools programme, 20mph speed restrictions and School Playstreets, along with initiatives such as cycle and pedestrian skills training and smarter travel events at schools, all promote active travel as part of the borough Local Implementation Plans. Other TfL initiatives such as the Safer Junctions programme and the expansion of London’s quality cycling network reduce risks to vulnerable road users and make it easier and safer for students to walk and cycle to school.