To mark Clean Air Day 2019 on 20 June, Matt, our engagement coordinator, pulled together a few easy things you can do to help us make the case for walking in the fight against air pollution.
Air pollution is one of the greatest environmental and health challenges in our time. Against this backdrop, the need to rethink how our streets work has never been more urgent.
At Living Streets we see promoting walking as a vital tool in reducing the motor traffic that generates so many emissions.
And remember that all evidence suggests that we are no less exposed to the affects of pollution in a car than we are while outside.
At the same time though we know that poor air quality is something that prevents plenty of people from walking.
So that’s why tackling pollution is central to so much of our work – from supporting anti-idling projects and calling for car-free school gates, to calling on local authorities (such as in Greate Manchester right now) to take the strongest action possible.
We know we can do more, and here are some ways you can help.
Across the country, local authorities are, or soon will be, asking people to give feedback on their plans to tackle air pollution.
Our how-to guide gives you advice on how to respond, and outlines Living Streets' position on the main issues.
Get your free copy and let's make change happen.
Investing in and prioritising walking and cycling have a big part to play in cleaning our air.
By making a donation you can help Living Streets as we work with national and local governments, and support grassroots campaigns.
Help us build our movement.
"I believe that clean air needs our streets to be made fitter for walking."
Agree? Then add your name and join our campaign.
Visit the Clean Air Day 2019 website for free resources and more about what's happening on the day.
Walking is great for your health, but air pollution is putting the public at risk.
Our handy guide to making streets outside our schools car-free - reduce congestion, cut pollution, increase walking.