London Pass BlogBack to Blog
'Green' transport to London attractions in Richmond
Published: Tuesday 7th of April 2009
London attractions in Richmond are set to become more easily accessible, following a new funding initiative from Transport for London (TfL).
Richmond upon Thames will benefit from £4.2 million of investment over three years as part of the Smarter Travel Richmond initiative to encourage environmentally-friendly travel.
Greener travel routes will be promoted under the scheme, including better signage and mapping for pedestrians - making it easier to find London attractions such as Kew Gardens and Richmond Theatre in the area.
Peter Hendy, London's transport commissioner, explained that the scheme is intended to provide residents and visitors with the confidence to travel sustainably in the borough.
He said: "Cycling, walking or travelling by public transport are not just the greenest options - they're often the quickest, cheapest and most convenient options too.
"The Smarter Travel programme has already proven to be hugely influential in Sutton and I look forward to seeing similar successes in Richmond."
Smarter Travel follows the launch of the Richdance Festival, which is took place in Richmond Park this weekend.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Sunday 12th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Stand above the River Thames with the London Tower Bridge Exhibition
Saturday 11th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Tate Modern hits headlines following new exhibitions
Friday 10th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Masterpieces on display at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Thursday 9th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Firepower at the Royal Artillery: Where football meets weaponry
Wednesday 8th of May 2013 Things to do in London: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir a 'testament to diversity in the capital'
Tuesday 7th of May 2013 London attractions: Botanical beauty is at the heart of Kew Gardens
Monday 6th of May 2013 What better way to conclude an exciting trip visiting the best of London attractions than to watch...
Sunday 5th of May 2013 If you want to see the very best of London attractions, and experience all that the city has to offer,...
Saturday 4th of May 2013 London attraction: Meet the legends at Chelsea Stadium!
Friday 3rd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Get up close and personal with Queen Elizabeth at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Head down to the Courtauld Gallery for a taste of fine art