Due to COVID-19 and the ongoing need to maintain physical distancing, we have postponed our Scotland Walking Summit.
 
Instead, we will be hosting a short series of discussions on the topic of 'inclusive streets'.

what do we mean by 'inclusive streets'?

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.

 

In this a short series of virtual workshops, we will discuss Living Streets Scotland's work towards ‘inclusive streets’, reflecting on barriers to delivering better streets for everyone.

We will be drawing on learning from our Walking Connects project work with older people, and we will discuss definitions and understandings of inclusive streets. We will also introduce our draft position paper for discussion and reflection with partners in Scotland.

 

 

Session 1

Wednesday 29 July, 2pm

Stuart Hay (Director, Living Streets Scotland) was joined by Penny Morriss (Communities Project Manager) and Robert Weetman (Technical Coordinator) for a discussion on inclusive streets.

 

Session transcript

Session 2

Wednesday 12 August, 2pm

The second session of the Scotland Walking Summit will build on the discussion in the first session, chaired by Stuart Hay (Director, Living Streets Scotland).

We will be joined by two speakers:

Keith Robertson from Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS) who will discuss his own experiences and bring in learning from MACS' work, and Monica McGill, who will speak to experiences of sight loss and street design.

Session 3

Wednesday 26 August, 2pm

Details to follow

As part of this work, we have developed a draft position paper on inclusive streets, and we are seeking feedback from partners across Scotland in order to take this work forward.

If you would like to share your thoughts on this work, please fill in the short survey via the link, or email scotland@livingstreets.org.uk

Our supporters

The 2020 National Walking Summit is supported by
Transport Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council