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City & East AM John Biggs wants to get London walking

PUBLISHED: 14:34 13 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:34 13 May 2013

London Assembly's John Biggs, member for City & East London.

London Assembly's John Biggs, member for City & East London.

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London Assembly member for City & East John Biggs is urging the Mayor to get more people walking to tackle pollution and obesity.

His call comes during National Walking Month which is run by charity Living Streets to encourage people to get out on foot.

Labour member Mr Biggs thinks London Mayor Boris Johnson could support their efforts by carrying out road safety schemes, introducing and enforcing 20mph zones, and improving pedestrian facilities to make walking in London safer.

He added: “The Mayor has recently published his vision for cycling in London, but what we need is a plan for increasing the number of people who walk.

Walking is free, keeps you fit and healthy, and is a sustainable alternative to taking the bus. It helps keep our air clean and our streets quieter and safer.”

Living Streets are promoting Walk to Work Week until Friday and next week is Walk to School Week.

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