Our ambitious plans for cleaner, greener, safer travel.
Our Future Streets strategy outlines a new far-reaching package of cleaner, greener and safer active travel choices for residents.
Future Streets will deliver a range of sustainable active travel options within the borough.
About the strategy
The Future Streets strategy includes:
- A comprehensive new Walking and Cycling Strategy
- Plans for an extensive new cycle route on Burntwood Lane
- Expanding Wandsworth’s network of School Streets to 50 per cent of local primaries by 2025
- Improving pedestrian safety at busy crossing points near Putney Bridge
- Exploring options for an e-scooter trial
- Ensuring more responsible e-bike hire schemes with fewer pavement obstructions
- Introducing safer cycle routes in and around Putney High Street
- Providing more bike hangars
- Increasing electric vehicle charging points to support emissions-free motoring
- Supporting ‘Try Before you Bike’ schemes
- Encouraging businesses to increase their use of e-cargo bikes for local deliveries
The Future Streets strategy aims to:
- Increase the number of journeys made on foot, by bicycle, and on public transport
- Improve pavements and walking routes
- Reduce unnecessary car usage
- Minimise congestion
- Boost people’s health and well-being
- Raise air quality standards
- Provide cheaper travel options and cushion the impact of the cost-of-living crisis
- Make our roads and streets safer for all
- Support the aims of the Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy (WESS)
Cllr Jack Mayorcas, our active travel champion, talks about better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, including a proposed cycle route on Burntwood Lane:
Information on active travel
Active travel can offer a convenient, accessible and affordable way to travel around the borough. Active travel is also free and has no adverse impact on the environment or congestion. It is often surprising how quick it is to walk or cycle somewhere instead of going by car or bus.
Read our tips for promoting walking in your workplace.
You can also join our Walk4Life led walks, organised by Enable to help you get fitter and healthier.
National Walk to Work Week takes place each year. Visit Living Street for tips on how to get your friends, family, and colleagues walking.
Living Streets (formerly the Pedestrians Association) and the Ramblers Association are national organisations that promote walking and campaign to improve conditions for walkers.
There are a number of walking routes that run through the borough. Visit Walk London to find out more.
Use the free community-based walking app Go Jauntly to find new walking tours based on your location.
Find our more about cycle training in Wandsworth.
Find out more information about public transport options in Wandsworth.