Westminster City Council is updating its Walking Strategy.
The draft Walking Strategy aims to provide a coherent vision for Westminster so that its streets, public realm and open spaces can keep pace with changes in the capital up until 2033.
It will enable us to continue to provide better facilities to encourage and increase walking. More walking helps to create better neighbourhoods for residents, is better for businesses and is a great way to enjoy all that Westminster has to offer.
Walking is also a key part of Active Travel that helps people to improve their health and reduce air pollution.
The time is right for Westminster to update its Walking Strategy in recognition of the huge changes and improvements that have occurred in central London and the huge challenges and opportunities that are created by Crossrail 1 in 2018 and potentially Crossrail 2 in 2033.
Initial workshops have been held with our residents, key walking and cycling organisations, our Business Improvement Districts and landowners.
Following the closure of the consultation on 30 September 2016, comments will be used to refine the Walking Strategy which will then be approved by the Council Member for Sustainability and Parking.