More Londoners cycling and walking could create £2bn economic health benefit

Transport for London estimates that up to 70% of the capital's citizens aged 15-69 could meet physical activity needs by cycling or walking

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Transport for London has released a new health improvement action plan which spells out the health benefits of encouraging cycling and walking in the capital.

The report says the expected growth in cycling in London up to 2026 could deliver £250m in health economic benefits annually. Between 25-30% of 15-69 year old Londoners currently meet their physical activity needs by walking and cycling, but the report estimates this could be as much as 70%, with health economic benefits of more than £2bn annually.

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