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We aim to promote walking as a safe, enjoyable and easy way of getting around Edinburgh. If you'd like to reclaim Edinburgh's streets for walking, please join us!

Find out about our group's vision – our ten-point plan for walking in Edinburgh – here.


We want to see:

  • Walking given the top priority over other forms of travel in all council transport and planning policies
  • Reduction in the volume of motorised traffic and its impact on people using the street
  • Better designed and maintained pavements, road crossings and other pedestrian facilities
  • More effective and joined-up monitoring and inspection of the walking environment by Edinburgh Council
  • Planning policy which encourages dense, sustainable housing over car-dominated development
  • More effective implementation of pro-walking policies ‘on the ground’

Our priorities are to:

Campaign for increased budgets (capital and staffing) for the pedestrian environment by the City of Edinburgh Council, especially to:

  • widen footways;
  • tackle pavement clutter;
  • improve priority for pedestrians at signalled crossings;
  • improve accessibility by installing dropped kerbs and continuous footways.
  • Secure better enforcement of controls on parking (including new ‘pavement parking’ provisions) and speeding.
  • Support specific local campaigns for place-making and traffic reduction.
  • Develop our work on walk-friendly environments at and around schools.
  • Influence planning policy and practice to aid walking and wheeling and reduce motor traffic.
  • Grow the number of our supporters and range of our campaigns.
Edinburgh city centre

Edinburgh city centre