Reducing Car Use in London
There are many short car journeys made by London residents which could easily be switched to walking or cycling:
o 1.6 million car trips per day could potentially be walked.
o 2.7 million car trips per day could potentially be cycled.
If Londoners swapped motorised trips that could reasonably be walked and cycled, 60% of them would meet the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week through active travel alone. The population of London would gain over 60,000 years of healthy life every year which would deliver an economic health benefit of over £2 billion annually.