To encourage people to get out walking, a new map of central London has been developed that highlights the city’s quieter and more interesting streets. The project, called Footways, is the result of 18 months of developing the routes with input from local experts, neighborhood councils, businesses and cultural organizations.
The network of walking routes covers all of Zone 1, which spans from Regent’s Park in the north to South Bank and from Whitechapel in the east to Hyde Park. It links up transport hubs with popular tourist spots, quiet roads and green spaces, making it a much more intriguing alternative than simply following the directions on Google Maps. The map is a collaboration between London Living Streets, a charity that campaigns for safe and vibrant streets, and Transport for London, which runs the city’s transport system.