This summer why not leave the car 🚘 at home 🏡 and walk or cycle part of your journey instead? You never know what you might see or experience along the way. A new route could open up a whole new London.
Walking and cycling also are also good for your health and sustainable – so good for you and good for the planet! 🌎
So walk briskly or cycle for just ten minutes, twice a day and will be able to see the positive effect on your mental wellbeing and physical health.
For help getting started, take a look at our maps, guides and tips.
It’s easy to fit walking into your daily routine or your commute. We have a growing network of Legible London pedestrian street signs which makes it easy to find your way around. We also have the popular walking tube map that shows how many minutes it takes to walk between stations.
And to help spur you on even more we’ve partnered with Public Health England’s Active 10 campaign to challenge all Londoners like you to walk briskly for 10 minutes twice a day and track your progress with the Active 10 app.
Still need a little inspiration? We spoke to Holly about walking to work:
I started a new job in Stratford at the end of last year and spent ages planning my route on Journey Planner to try and find the perfect journey to work. I had done the same trip every day since I moved to Croydon. I was comfortable and I knew I didn’t have to think about it. I was looking for the same deal. I decided to change from National Rail to the Jubilee at London Bridge. I knew it would be busy but the crowds were organised and it was quick.
A few months ago, an incident meant the Jubilee line was more crowded than normal. I found myself walking across London Bridge, to Monument station. Surely by walking all this way it would make me late and sweaty? I was at least 5 minutes early and the new District line trains meant there was air conditioning all the way to Mile End before a short jump on the Central line!
It was almost a bonus that I stormed past the recommended 10 minutes walk and did well over 10,000 steps.
This is now a regular part of my journey and I tell everyone who will listen that walking could actually be quicker and will make you feel great for the rest of the day!