Welcome to Best Foot Forward
Best Foot Forward was a project focused on encouraging active travel in the Mile End area for short local journeys. The project encouraged walking, running, cycling and using public transport for short local journeys as an alternative to using a car with the aim of encouraging healthier lifestyles and reducing traffic congestion. The project ran between April 2016 and October 2017.
The Best Foot Forward website remains as a resource for people living in the Mile End area who want to integrate active travel into their daily routine as well as a record of the project.
Use the website for access to journey planning, personalised travel planning, ideas for fun local days out on foot or by bike, inspiration for Play Walks, ideas and sources of support to help you walk, run, cycle or use public transport.
Legacy projects include permanent resources available to the public for the Play Walks developed in High Woods country park and Charter Wood as well as ongoing work with Myland Community Council and Walk Colchester to develop the Mile End segment of the Colchester Orbital.