Analysis by Transport for London shows that if every Londoner walked or cycled for 20 minutes a day, it would save the NHS £1.7bn in treatment costs over the next 25 years.
Included in this figure is an estimated 18,800 fewer Londoners suffering from depression. Currently only 34% of Londoners walk or cycle 20 minutes a day.
Amongst new plans announced by the Mayor Sadiq Khan with this announcement include a £2.1bn investment in a Healthy Streets portfolio. This will focus on making more streets welcoming and inclusive to enable more Londoners to walk, cycle and use public transport more often.
Could this be the start of reducing the so-called severance effect Access London was reporting a few weeks ago?
Check out our article about the severance effect here.
With Mayor Sadiq Khan often describing London’s air as filthy, why should people walk or cycle in such air?
Since this was announced earlier this year, have you increased your daily activity?