Inclusive streets: breaking down the barriers
What are the challenges to making streets accessible to everyone?
When it comes to inclusive streets, good policies aren't enough.
Too often at a local level, existing ways of working don't deliver solutions that take account of age ability and needs.
Through sharing practical lessons from Living Streets Scotland’s work with schools, older people and communities, this event will debate the barriers to local action on safe, inviting and well managed walking environments.
Living Streets Scotland has brought together an expert panel of speakers to debate how places can be designed for people of all ages and abilities, not just for traffic.
The Summit is a unique opportunity to share experience and innovation in walking policy, and the design and management of better streets and places.
Join us for discussion about who streets are for, how they are managed and overcoming the challenges.
John is a traffic engineer, transport planner and urban designer with over 30 years’ professional experience covering strategic transport planning to concept design.
Well known as a champion of better town and city streets, he was Director at Urban Initiatives before founding Urban Movement in 2011.
John is an urban realm design advisor to several UK local authorities, a new member of the Cambridgeshire Quality Panel, and one of the London Mayor’s Design Advocates.
Lesley was elected to the Liberton/Gilmerton ward in Edinburgh at the local elections in May 2017. She was subsequently elected Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee and Chair of Transport for Edinburgh in June 2017.
Lesley is also appointed to the City of Edinburgh Council Policy and Sustainability Committee and the Shadow Joint Committee for Collaborative Road Services. She is involved in many community organisations, and is a board member for Energy for Edinburgh, Transform Scotland and Transport for Edinburgh Ltd.
Keith is a Royal Navy Veteran based in Perth and a graduate of Heriot Watt University.
He was invalided out of the forces in 1973 after an accident that left him disabled and a paraplegic wheelchair user.
He is respected for his professional expertise in the field of accessibility and design of Inclusive Environments, acting as Roads Infrastructure and Active Travel Workstream Lead for MACS, and he is the General Manager of Disability Beyond Borders.