Thanks to our speakers, producers, hosts, volunteers and attendees for contributing to another fantastic National Walking Summit!
Improving air quality, tackling inactivity, and reviving local high streets requires neighbourhood by neighbourhood action and agreement. But we need streets that work for everyone.
Our 2022 event brought together people from across the UK and internationally to explore how to break down barriers to walking, wheeling and cycling in order to create places where people want to rest, play and spend time.
The event was hosted by our partners City View. Find out more and book your place.
Chris Boardman, Interim Active Travel Commissioner, England | Twitter
Prof Jenny Mindell, Professor of Public Health, Institute of Epidemiology & Health, University College London | Twitter
We're officially launching 'Walking for Everyone' at our National #WalkingSummit today.— Living Streets (@livingstreets) March 22, 2022
The report, produced with @ArupUK & @Sustrans, provides guidance to help make the walking and wheeling environment more accessible and attractive for everyone.https://t.co/iqmk2wPpji pic.twitter.com/YB63dIlFYn
Great to hear from @patrickharvie during @livingstreets #walkingsummit, announcing more funding for @LStreetsScot programmes in schools.— Paths for All (@PathsforAll) March 22, 2022
He also reminded delegates of #activetravel funding announced at @ScotParl last week including the £1.5m #IanFindlayPathFund#EverydayWalking pic.twitter.com/r6igK7rWEP
Partnership doesn’t get better than this!#WalkingSummit— Kika 🇬🇧 (@Kika_GuideDog) March 22, 2022
🎥 Video shows Kika laying beside @BlindDad_UK’s feet as he’s sat on a chair & there’s a presentation happing in the background. Kika is trying to get Amit’s attention by pawing his leg before resting her head on his foot pic.twitter.com/H1bVCejSk0
#WalkingSummit @Amanwy— Living Streets (@livingstreets) March 22, 2022
We want to give powers to local authorities to fine people for #pavementparking. We have considered an outright ban like the one in London. Would not suit many places in Wales where we have built-in car dependence. Giving councils powers will be first step.
#WalkingSummit @DameSarahStorey— Living Streets (@livingstreets) March 22, 2022
So much of what local and regional authorities want to do depends on the results from @transportgovuk's #pavementparking consultation - the kind of provisions that could be made will change if we know cars will be banned from parking on pavements.
That's a wrap! Brilliant & inspiring closing plenary with @DameSarahStorey @anushashan1 & @metecoban92 on resilient & green recovery ensuring transport plans are integrated & inclusive to provide accessible streets which help promote active travel #WalkingSummit @livingstreets pic.twitter.com/9JcvQYbeIg— Urban Habitats (@urban_habitats) March 22, 2022