This Remember a Charity Week, Living Streets trustee Susan Claris highlights her vision for walking cities and how you could help make this a reality for generations to come.
I have been a Trustee for Living Streets since 2015 and work for Arup where we believe a liveable city is a walkable city. I’m passionate about re-designing our cities so they are great places to live, work and play and that’s why I proudly support this organisation. Living Streets is working to build a walking nation where cities are free of congestion and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illnesses and social isolation. Walkable places benefit all ages and capabilities.
However, the desire to have liveable cities is increasing and the changes we make today will benefit us, our children, grandchildren and generations to come.
By 2050 70 per cent of us will be living in urban areas. For the past century, the car has dominated urban planning and as a result cities are congested and polluted.
Living Streets aims to put people at the heart of towns and cities – we want places designed around people, not motor vehicles. Through our campaigning and policy work and the excellent Walk To initiatives such as WOW, the year-round walk to school challenge we are more determined than ever to make change happen.
Leaving a gift in your will can help us create vibrant and safe towns and cities for future generations. And it will help us reverse the long-term decline in walking rates.
Find out about leaving Living Streets a legacy and download our brochure.