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This report highlights how the design of the built environment can increase opportunities for young Londoners to be independently mobile within their neighbourhoods and the city. Produced by the Mayor’s Good Growth by Design programme, it recognises and consolidates the research, policy and other work that has already been done in this area, defining a set of key principles and best practice approaches to support independent mobility and the creation of a child-friendly city.

There is a myriad of academic research into child-friendliness, play and mobility, however its influence on the built form of cities has often been limited. The built environment is a key element in either supporting or impeding the independent mobility of young people, from the design of public spaces, roads, crossings and connections between different places, to how we provide for children and young people in residential developments.