The way we move around our towns and cities plays a significant role in reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality and achieving better health. Everyone should be able to choose to walk their everyday journeys.
Cluttered and badly maintained pavements aren’t just an inconvenience,inaccessible pavements force people dangerously into the road. And it’s a significant problem for disabled people, people with prams and older people. Sadly, many people feel that walking is not an option for them.
Everyone should be able to choose an active, healthy and stress-free life without a car.
Through simple choices like prioritising walking we can achieve a cleaner future for people, places and our planet. Make a donation to Living Streets.
Zebra crossings. Urban speed limits. The driving test. These major achievements wouldn’t have happened without Living Streets:
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.
Volunteer campaign success
After work from London Living Streets Local Group a programme of wait time reviews was included in TfL’s Walking Action Plan to cover all the signalised crossings in London.
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 this summer ahead of government plans for a national roll out in 2023.