Our Local Groups create change one street, community, town and city at a time.

Something exciting is happening in communities up and down the country. People are getting together to reclaim their streets and neighbourhoods and improve them for walking. 

The time has come for us to create more liveable, healthier streets across the UK and to demand for practical and effective actions that make that happen.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - latest update for Local Groups

Posted 25 March 2020

On Monday 23 March the Prime Minister announced new stricter rules to deal with the COVID-19 crisis: we must all stay at home. This includes people who have symptoms and those who do not.

We therefore reiterate that any events organised or hosted by Living Streets Local Groups are postponed until further notice. In line with Government's guidance, we further advise against any non-essential travel.

We can still leave the home for vital shopping and medicine, to care for someone else, and once a day for daily exercise – but we must stay two metres away from others.

For more detailed information and advice, please see the most recent UK government guidance on Coronavirus, by clicking here or following this link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Further information can be found via these links:

It is incredibly important we keep active even now, both for our own wellbeing and to avoid storing up massive health problems for ourselves and the NHS in the future. Just a 20-minute walk can prevent long-term health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. It’s also great for our mental health.

We have put together a Q&A to answer some of the common questions about how and where to stay active. This is also full of useful links and advice from other groups, such as Playing Out, Sport England, Cycling UK. We’re also using the hashtag #walkingfromhome, to share how we’re getting active whilst following the two-metre rule.

We will update this page regularly with any developments.

Please email will.griffiths-stent@livingstreets.org.uk if you have any questions.

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You can find our local groups below, but first: check out some of them in action

Crossings campaigning in London

How London Living Streets Group collaborated with TfL to look into the power of reducing crossing wait times.

Improving Bristol for walking

How our Bristol group gets people to look around their neighbourhoods to improve local walking routes.

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How play brought a street to life

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Parents leading the way

How one parent took to the streets to not only walk their child to school but improve school routes for everyone.

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