We want to create a walking nation, free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illness and social isolation and making walking the natural choice.
Thanks to the Active Travel (Wales) Act, every Local Authority in Wales must draw up plans for a network of walking and cycling routes called Integrated Network Maps.
These routes should connect homes to places like schools, workplaces, shops, services, parks and leisure facilities.
This is good news.
We want communities to be connected to each other so there is better cohesion, making short local journeys easier on foot than by car.
We want to make sure that walking routes are fit for purpose and suitable for everyone to enjoy.
Make sure that you and your community have a voice in local planning for everyday walking. One way that we can help with this is by supporting you to set up a local campaign group and use your knowledge and experience about walking in the area you live, work, shop and study to make sure routes are right for your area.
As part of a new project with Cardiff Council, we're working with residents in the Plasnewydd area of Cardiff to explore ways to improve its streets for walking and cycling.
Tell us what you think in our street survey or come to one of our drop-in sessions or walk and talk events.
We want to see speed limits of 20mph in places where people work, play, shop and study.
The Welsh Government has devolved powers to implement a default speed of 20mph in residential areas reducing it from the current default 30mph.
Local authorities across Wales are already taking steps to implement 20mph zones and create safer communities at a higher cost than should be necessary.
Throughout 2019, Living Streets Cymru will be campaigning to make this happen at a national level, reducing this cost but more importantly reducing the risk of serious collisions with pedestrians and the severity of injuries when incidents do happen.
Pupils in Wales are now able to benefit from getting active on the school run as we launch WOW - our year-round walk to school challenge - in Welsh and English on Wednesday, 6 February.
A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half.
We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice.
We are proud to now offer the tools we provide for teachers and parents across the UK fully bilingually.
We’ve teamed up with Sport Wales to start Walking Friends Wales (Cyfeillion Cerdded Cymru), a three-year project to help people over 50 to increase their walking activity.
The project will help older adults start walking in their communities, make new connections and voice the need for changes to their local walking environment.
Living Streets Cymru calls for better investment in walking in Cardiff
Bold targets and investment needed to tackle falling walking rates in Wales
We’re creating a walking nation. We’ve got the know-how to make it happen but we can’t do it alone. Together with our partners and funders we can make extraordinary things happen.