Public health. Air pollution. Climate change. Transport. Road safety.
These are all big issues affecting our towns and cities, and reducing car dominance and making walking the easiest and safest option for everyday journeys is a key part of the solution.
we need to choose walking.
Thanks to all who have helped spread the word about our Manifesto For Walking.
Living Streets looks forward to working with those who are elected in 6 May's elections to ensure everyone can choose walking.
We also have tailored versions for elections around the country...
We are calling on all election candidates to commit to create communities and streets where:
We need 20mph speed limits, improved crossings and junctions, more low-traffic neighbourhoods and Vision Zero targets.
We need a country where people can move and can breathe. And we need to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To address the climate emergency, councils must improve access to public transport and ensure the cost of driving reflects its true cost.
We must transform routes to school so they are safer, cleaner and less congested. Walking to school sets healthy habits for life. With one in four cars at the morning peak on the school run, it cuts carbon emissions and air pollution too.
More people will walk when streets are safer, accessible and welcoming to everyone. Supporting large networks of healthy neighbourhoods with car-free areas, and investing in new public green spaces will improve quality of life and climate resilience.