"The mayor already supports a number of car-restricted days for annual events in London, and he has asked City Hall officials to consider additional opportunities for car-free activities as part of his healthy streets vision", said a spokesman.
The first deals struck under the initiative include a plan for 525 new homes in Waltham Forest, and 1,000 new homes in both Newham and Lewisham over the next four years.
Sadiq Khan's team has set aside a total of £1.67 billion to boost building of council homes across the capital. "Council homes for social rent bind our city together, and they have been built thanks to the ambition of London's councils over many decades".
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, "I grew up on a council estate and I know first-hand the vital role social housing plays in London".
Many council houses were built in the 1970s but since then, the rate of building has slowed down.
London councils have only built 2,100 homes over the last seven years and a total of 300 were completed in 2017.
"But the government has turned its back on local authorities, severely hampering their ambition to build by cutting funding and imposing arbitrary restrictions on borrowing".
He added: "I am proud to launch Building Council Homes for Londoners - the first ever City Hall programme dedicated to new council housing".
Mt Khan has called the government up on their failure to replace social housing lost under Right to Buy and hopes London councils will be granted with higher powers to replace as many homes as possible.
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