Members of Southwark Council's executive strode out in support of the Walk Southwark campaign recently when they took a stroll from Southwark Cathedral to Burgess Park.
L-R: Cllr Denise Capstick (Grange ward), deputy council leader Cllr Kim Humphreys, Cllr Lisa Rajan, Cllr Tim McNally (Chaucer ward), Cllr Eliza Mann (Riverside ward), Cllr Adele Morris (Cathedrals ward) and Cllr Lorraine Zuleta (Chaucer ward) pictured outside Southwark Cathedral
Walk Southwark aims to promote walking as a viable means of transport for short journeys and as a healthy, free and enjoyable way to get around the capital.
A new Walk Southwark website allows users to search for local walks and related events and find out more about what the council is doing to make getting around the borough on foot easier.
"We are proud to promote walking as a healthy and easy alternative to other polluting modes of transport," says Cllr Lisa Rajan, executive member for transport. "It's a pleasant and environmentally friendly way to see the borough from a different perspective as well as getting from A to B.
"Walking to work, to the train or tube station or to the shops instead of jumping in the car is a more sustainable way of getting around, and is an enjoyable and simple way to keep fit."