Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon meets London Ramblers to talk walking and transport

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat mayoral and Assembly candidate, took a stroll down the Thames Path around City Hall with London Ramblers and Liberal Democrat Assembly candidates. London Ramblers spoke about how the next Mayor can help more people to enjoy the many benefits of walking.

Caroline said, “Walking deserves as high a priority as cycling, bus and Tube use in London’s transport hierarchy so we can ensure everyone can benefit from something that's good for your health and wellbeing. I had a great time walking along the Thames. I’d urge everyone in London to get out and enjoy the wonders of walking.” 

Des Garrahan and Caroline Pidgeon in front of Tower Bridge 

With obesity costing London £900m a year and one in five of the capital’s children overweight, the Ramblers knows that walking is more important than ever. Ramblers' Chair, Des Garrahan, spoke to Caroline about London Ramblers calls for the next Mayor to:

  • Employ a walking ambassador to promote London as a world class walking city for all
  • Champion the Thames Path and other routes to ensure they remain safe and open for all Londoners to walk
  • Ensure equality of access to our amazing parks and green spaces, so that everyone has a green space close to their home.

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