Transport for London (TFL) Published their first Walking Action Plan (WAP) today which aims to increase walking trips in the capital by one million a day.
The Walking Action Plan aims to create “better public spaces, more walking routes and wider pedestrian crossings”.
The plan is part of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s aim to increase walking, cycling and public transport to 80% by 2041.
The WAP describes telephone kiosks as a “source of clutter that obstruct footways and are often unsightly due to flyposters, graffiti and vandalism”. Currently telephone kiosks can be installed without planning permission from the Local Planning Authority under Permitted Development Rights legislation however TFL are aiming to reduce street clutter and are calling on ministers to remove PD rights to do so.
Further changes will be made to pedestrian crossings, and improvements made to walking routes making it easier for pedestrians travelling across the city on foot. TFL are also going to produce better signage and maps to make it easier for pedestrians and users of public transport.
19 July 2018