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We are committed to improving and increasing walking and cycling in the borough.

About the Strategy

Now is a key time to change the way people travel within Richmond. In July 2019, Richmond Council declared a climate emergency. As part of this declaration, the Council resolves to be recognised as the greenest London borough and to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Changing how people travel will be a pivotal part of achieving this goal – we need more people using clean, sustainable modes, and this strategy details the course the Council will take to realise this vision.

The aim of this strategy is for more trips to be undertaken to, from and within the Borough by walking and cycling, as both standalone trips and as part of longer trips involving public transport.

This aim is supported by the following objectives:

  • Support local walking and cycling trips through pavement improvements, the introduction of low-traffic neighbourhoods, improved crossings, contra-flow cycling, cycle parking and public realm improvements, using the Healthy Streets Approach
  • Create a high-quality core cycle network connecting popular destinations
  • Make improvements to clean-air walking and cycling routes away from roads, including paths through parks, towpaths and other public rights of way
  • Improve awareness of local walking, cycling and running routes through maps and branding

The Active Travel Strategy replaces the Richmond Cycling Strategy.

Read our Active Travel Strategy (pdf, 6 MB).

Updated: 16 August 2022

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