Shortwalking in London


walk.jpgA group of students at Central St Martins College of Art and Design have used a section of London Underground’s famous Tube map as part of a course work project to encourage more people to give up using the Underground for short one or two stop journeys. At Shortwalk.blog.co.uk, they’ve taken the Zone 1 section (which covers the area from Liverpool Street west to Paddington and from Kings Cross south to Southwark) and recorded the walking time between each of the stations on the map.

Even though it’s part of their college work, they’re keen to promote the long term benefits of skipping the short train rides and working little walks into the lives of central Londoners. As their website says, walking can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, lower blood pressure, reduce high cholesterol and body fat, enhance mental well-being, increase bone density, reduce the risk of cancer of the colon and non insulin-dependent diabetes, and even more.

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You can download their map here.