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our policies

HOW WE CAN MAKE STREETS BETTER FOR WALKING

We want a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys. Our mission is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more.

Have a look at our policies below to see some of the key ways we can get more people walking.

three people walk through a pedestrian priority sign
PEDESTRIAN SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS

New Living Streets report reveals that pedestrian falls could be costing taxpayers half a billion pounds a year.

a man walking with two sticks
CROSSINGS

Everybody should be able to cross the road safely, directly and without delay.

two people waiting at a zebra crossing
AIR POLLUTION

Walking is great for the environment but air pollution is putting our health at risk.

three older people walking and laughing

 

WALKING AND E-SCOOTERS

Government must legislate for their use – including enforcement against scooter use on pavements.

a woman walking by 3 parked escooters on the pavement
WALKABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS

Research has shown that where low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) are introduced, people walk more.

a couple and a child walk through an LTN zone
20MPH

Our urban areas need more 20mph speed limits to create safer streets.

20mph sign

 

PAVEMENT PARKING

Parking on pavements is a major concern for our supporters and the general public.

man struggles to push buggy around car parked on pavement
Walking and cycling

How we ensure our streets are better for walking, wheeling and cycling. 

a young girl cycling along a restricted road
FEELING SAFE ON OUR STREETS

While walking or wheeling are for everyone, not everyone feels safe navigating our streets.

a woman sits on a park bench

 

WALKING AND INEQUALITY

Analysing ten years of GB collision data for correlations between risk, community deprivation and ethnicity.

two black women walk
HIGH STREETS

We take a fresh look at what makes high streets enjoyable places to be. 

an asian woman holds shopping bag outside shops

WALKING AND HEALTH

Any physical activity is better than none and walking is the easiest way to get started.

a group of people walk along the canal they are smiling

 

Walking for everyone

This guide supports national and local governments make walking and wheeling more inclusive. 

3 blind people sit at a bus stop, one has a guide dog, there is also a man sitting in a wheelchair
Parklets

Parklets are what happens when parking spaces are transformed into a community space.

two women sit on a bench in a parklet, one is a Living streets staff member