LIVING STREETS HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE PEDESTRIAN’S ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED ON 13 AUGUST 1929.
SPEED LIMITS. ZEBRA CROSSINGS. DRIVING TESTS.
Living Streets is proud to have played a part in delivering all of these. After marking our 90th anniversary in 2019, we are now working our way towards our centenary with more momentum than ever.
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From painting the first black and white zebra crossings, to making drink driving an offense and bringing in the Highway Code - our past has laid the foundations for a safer walking environment for everyone today.
To celebrate our 90th anniversary, Aisha Hannibal our Engagement Manager, tells us the inspiring story of our founder Tom Foley and delves in to his passion for "pedestrianism".
We know there is still a way to go to ensure our streets are safe and our communities are friendly and thriving. that's why our community engagement with workplaces, schools and older people is so important.
FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS OUR WORK WILL FOCUS ON THREE OUTCOMES – WHERE WE WANT TO SEE BIG CHANGES:
Seeking to position walking at the top of the travel hierarchy for shorter journeys; from the visions of our senior decision-makers through to the daily choices people make, in order to improve our health and our environment.
Developing design standards for walking and creating an expert group to provide vision and guidance to our work.
ALL WALKS OF LIFE
Listening to, and championing the diverse voices of the people we work with, our members and supporters, our staff and volunteers, striving for equality and inclusion for our streets, in every UK neighbourhood, city and nation.
A network of walking routes in every town and city, creating safe and attractive places for people of all ages and abilities.
The Highway Code revised to improve safety for people walking and cycling.
A default speed limit of 20mph for most roads in built-up areas.
Pavement parking prohibited across the UK.
At least 55% of primary school aged children walking to school.
A thriving network of Living Streets local groups.