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Towns beyond traffic

Glasgow, 15 march 2019

All spaces at our 2019 Scotland Walking Summit are now filled - but please feel free to add your name to our wait list on Eventbrite.

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Session 1

9.30am: Welcome - Councillor Anna Richardson, Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council.
9.40: Pedestrian rights: the 90-year battle - Chris Thompson, Projects Coordinator, Living Streets Scotland. 
9.55: Road violence: a survivor's story - Angela McShane, The Reinvention: Triumph over injury.

Session 2

10.20: Access for everyone? A tale of two high streets - Penny Morriss, Communities Manager, Living Streets Scotland.
10.45: Can walking save our high streets? - Stuart Hay, Director, Living Streets Scotland.
11.05: Break

Session 3

11.30: The iWalk vision for better designed streets - Jess Read, Principal Transport Engineer, Witteveen + Bos UK Ltd.
11.55: A “Beeline” for walking in Manchester - Jennifer Wiles, Regional Director for the North of England, Living Streets.
12.15pm: Connected cities: can Glasgow lead the way? Professor David Begg, Chair of the Glasgow Connectivity Commission and CEO Transport Times.
1.00: Networking Lunch
1.45: Close


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Glasgow City Chambers
82 George Street
Glasgow G2 1DU

Women walking along a pedestrianised city centre street


Walking towns and cities are economically stronger and resilient. Prioritising pedestrians over vehicles helps to reduce costly congestion and increase footfall encouraging business activity, whilst creating places to attract business and investment.

Leaders around the world are beginning to realise walking is essential, and invest in better, smarter walking towns and cities that create a healthier, more equal society and deliver sustainable economic growth.

Our Walking Summits

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Highlights from 2018

Riccardo Marini


Keynote address - Riccardo Marini, Masterplanning and Urban Strategy Expert at Gehl Architects

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Cathy Parker


Improving the vitality and viability of town and city centres through walkability (and 24 other factors)

Professor Cathy Parker, Chair of the Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Panel of streets experts


Showcase of walking towns and cities from the UK and beyond

Tom Platt (Head of Policy & Communications, Living Streets - Living Streets' Walking Cities campaign).

Graham Grant (Head of Transport Investment, Newcastle City Council).

John Dales (Director, Urban Movement - Glasgow Avenues project).

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View Jon Dales' presentation via Google Drive

Panel of council leaders


Prioritising walking in our towns and cities to deliver growth 

Alastair Dalton, Transport Correspondent, The Scotsman, in conversation with city leaders:

Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Transport and Environment Convener, City of Edinburgh Council

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council

Councillor Jim Thomson, Convener for Environment and Housing, Stirling City Council.

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