Walking is in many ways the easiest and, at times, quickest way to move around central London, however, in the past streets have been designed primarily to facilitate the movement of motor vehicles. In many cases there is a need to ‘rebalance’ streets to the needs of the pedestrian, providing a walking environment that is comfortable and pleasant, whilst also being safe and easy to use.
There are a number of issues that need to be considered when designing the pedestrian environment
• Pavement widths
• Area context
• Desire lines
is a new system of signage and wayfinding to guide pedestrians in London.
TfL is funding a large number of projects to improve the walking environment
Click the links to the right to find out more about some of the schems aimed at improving the walking environment, and the analytical tools and frameworks used to inform these interventions.