WE ARE LIVING STREETS CYMRU, PART OF THE UK CHARITY FOR EVERYDAY WALKING

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.

 

Get Wales Walking in your area

PUPILS WALKING TO SCHOOL

WOW in Wales - new for 2019!

Children walking to school

 

Pupils in Wales will now be 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.

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.

WOW

Download our bilingual WOW leaflet

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Walking Cities: Cardiff

Cardiff

 

As the capital city of Wales, we want Cardiff to be healthier, cleaner and less congested. 

By making walking safer, more pleasant and the easiest option for short journeys we can make change happen.

Find out more about our campaign - and sign up for our news so you hear first about opportunities to make Cardiff a more walkable city.

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Safer speed limits

20mph

 

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.

20mph: our policy

Who we work with 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.

 

How we can work with you

WELSH LANGUAGE MATERIALS AND BOOKLETS

 

We want to encourage everyone in Wales to walk more and enjoy the benefits that walking brings.  In Wales we aim to promote our projects and services bilingually, we have started to do this by producing a number of our promotional booklets in both English and Welsh.  Please enjoy reading about our work to Get Wales Walking in the language of your choice.

 

Why you should walk: Take a little walk, feel a big difference.

English

Cymraeg

Walking with older people: Feel good reasons to walk

English

Cymraeg

Walking with children: Walk to school with Living Streets

English

Cymraeg

Our Services: Walking people at your service

English

Cymraeg

Child's feet in wellies on the pavement

Our Welsh language policy

We are aiming to increase our Welsh language provision so everyone in Wales can enjoy the benefits of walking.  Our Welsh Language policy has been submitted to the Office of the Welsh Commissioner and can be found here.

Family walking on towards school on a quiet street