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Tooting community gets on its feet for healthy streets

Tooting community gets on its feet for healthy streets


Tooting Healthy Streets is a new and growing community group, aiming to work together for streets that put people ahead of traffic.

A diverse mix of residents, local business owners, charities and faith groups aim to make Tooting an even better place to live, work, study, pray and play.

The group has formed out of concerns that Tooting’s streets are polluted, traffic-dominated and unsafe for walking and cycling. Large parts of the neighbourhood lack easy access to open public spaces and play facilities.

Tooting Healthy Streets will work with the community and the relevant authorities to achieve four aims:

  • Active streets: a neighbourhood where walking and cycling are the natural option for local journeys for people of all ages and all local kids can enjoy walking, scooting and cycling to school.
  • Safe streets: an end to road danger by creating calm streets without rat running and speeding traffic, with safe routes and crossings throughout the area.
  • Green streets: a clean air neighbourhood, with streets and public spaces that are rich with trees, planting and wildlife.
  • Social streets: opportunities for children to play outdoors and a more connected, less isolated community, where neighbours can get to know each other.

Want to find out more and get involved with Tooting Healthy Streets? Follow them on Twitter, or email They're also holding their first meeting on Monday 1 July, 7.30-9pm at Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Rd, Tooting, London SW17 7EW (please email to confirm your attendance).



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