Living Streets' National Walking Month is a time to celebrate the joy and respite walking offers us all.
Walking is good for our minds, our bodies and our neighbourhoods. When we walk our short journeys, instead of drive them, it also helps reduce congestion, road danger and air pollution.
Living Streets wants everyone to be able to choose ways to make short journeys that are active, healthy and stress-free. We believe our streets should be open and accessible to all. By prioritising walking, decision makers can achieve a cleaner future for people, places and our planet.
To achieve this, we need your help to make our voice heard. Together we can help create excellent places for walking and wheeling. Join our movement for change.
Zebra crossings. Urban speed limits. The driving test. These major achievements wouldn’t have happened without Living Streets members. We need more members now to make an even bigger change. Walk with us!
Small steps = big outcomes
£1 invested in our schools work delivers £5 in health, air quality, carbon and traffic reduction benefits.
Living Streets Scotland’s pavement parking campaign
In 2019 the Scottish Government banned pavement parking across the country, after a long campaign from Living Streets Scotland. Scotland is the first place in the UK outside London to tackle the issue pavement parking, helping to make pavements safe and accessible for all users. We are now working to ensure the ban is enacted as soon as possible.
Volunteer campaign success
After work from London Living Streets Local Group a programme of wait time reviews was undertaken by Transport for London at all signalised crossings in London. Now pedestrians are given more priority at crossings across the capital.
20mph speed limit in Wales
Living Streets Cymru was a key part of the Welsh Government task force group that made recommendations for a default 20mph speed limit for residential roads in Wales. As a result, eight locations in Wales are trailing default 20mph roads ahead of government plans for a national roll out in 2023.
None of this would have been possible without the campaigning of Living Streets members since the organisation was founded in 1929. Join us.