Six cycling and walking organisations criticise government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’

Six of the UK’s leading cycling and walking organisations have criticised the government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’, which announced at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, saying it denies people their choice, health and freedom, reports Air Quality News. The following is a joint statement released  by the CEOs of Bikeability Trust, British Cycling, Cycling UK, Living […]

National Highways helping more pupils walk to school

A new partnership is helping pupils in the North East and Yorkshire take to their feet this National Walking Month. National Highways and Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is working with 15 schools to help encourage and enable pupils to travel to school more sustainably. The schools are based across Yorkshire and […]

Industry calls for greater integration of spatial planning, transport and decarbonisation

Fix a failing planning system to decarbonise transport and improve health say leading transport professional and campaign bodies. In a rare collaboration, the Transport Planning Society, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, Transport for New Homes, Sustrans, Living Streets and CPRE the countryside charity have joined forces. Together they have submitted a joint response to […]

Report reveals the true cost of dangerous pavements

Pedestrian falls cost taxpayers as much as £0.5 billion a year, according to a new report launched today (1 March 2023). Pedestrian Slips, Trips and Falls is published by walking charity Living Streets and highlights the need to protect our streets for the 11 million older adults (aged 65+) living in the UK. The report investigates the […]

New report calls for government action to give pavements back to people

A new report, written by Sustrans together with ARUP and Living Streets, calls for Government action to stop cars, cycles and e-scooters encroaching on pavement space.   The ‘Walking For everyone’ report, produced by Arup, Living Streets and Sustrans makes a series of recommendations that would ensure pavement space is reserved and maintained for people walking […]

Former Interim Chief Executive awarded BEM in New Year Honours

The former Interim Chief Executive of Living Streets has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours List 2022.   Jenni Wiggle is recognised for helping millions of people to walk more, particularly as part of the charity’s walk to school programme, and for her response to the pandemic.  Jenni worked at […]

Government supports Living Streets’Walk to School Outreach programme

A green initiative aimed at encouraging hundreds of thousands of children to walk to school has received £2.1 million in government support, Transport Minister Chris Heaton-Harris announced. The funding will help walking charity Living Streets extend its Walk to School Outreach programme to more than 1,000 primary schools across the country. The initiative, which has been running […]

Living Streets urges Liverpool City Region Mayoral candidates to put walking first

Living Streets has sent a clear message to Liverpool City Region Mayoral candidates calling for them to end pedestrian deaths and injuries on roads, tackle air pollution, to make walking easier but cutting pavement clutter and making school streets safe. A Manifesto for Walking sets out key asks of candidates, including a default 20mph limit in […]

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