Our streets and public spaces are the places where community life plays out

And successful communities are ones where people of all ages and abilities are able to walk together without barriers.

Walking in later life

Our society is ageing, and we need to think differently about getting older, and remaining physically and socially active in later life.

Walking combats loneliness and isolation by providing opportunities to stop and chat. Participation in regular organised walks provides regular physical and social activity for people who might otherwise be less active, and less socially engaged.

Even a few additional steps a day for the most sedentary can deliver vast mental and physical health benefits.

Age Better, Sheffield

Listen to the experiences of men and women who participated in a project Living Streets helped deliver in Sheffield.

Sheffield Age Better

Walking Friends

An innovative project in the West Midlands has seen staff at a local company provide led walks for older people in the area. Watch our video.

Wythall Walking Friends

Walking together

Our communities work focuses on supporting people to take action for better, more inclusive, more walkable streets, and spaces that meet everyone's needs - and that are safe, vibrant, and enjoyable for all.

Walking in a city

Two Living Streets Scotland projects are helping local residents make their streets safer and more walkable.

Walkable Communities - Scotland

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