Creating a Walking Nation

In creating a walking nation we work with partners and organisations across the UK. Everyone we work with is helping us to make walking the natural choice, which in turn will reduce carbon emissions, improve health, reduce congestion, reconnect people with their local communities and support sustainable local economies.

And of course, working with us helps you to achieve your goals, from increasing your commitment to social responsibility to delivering public sector plans and strategies. We have the knowledge and skills to help you meet the needs of your workforce, school, or the wider community.

 

School children walking past WoW banner

Public sector

Our work with the public sector extends across transport, regeneration, health, community engagementtown centre planning and management. For example, we run WOW, our year-round walk to school challenge, in over 60 local authority areas and can implement wider support schemes for school travel such as Park and Stride and school route audits.  

Our services range from short term project support, to longer term embedded support staff dedicated to delivering your active and sustainable travel objectives.

Employees taking a lunchtime walk

Companies

Encouraging employees to have more active lifestyles will help improve their health and wellbeing. It'll also reduce stress and increase motivation resulting in a happy, healthy and more productive workforce. 

In addition to the wellbeing of employees, more businesses are seeking ways to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, the environment and the local communities in which they operate. We can help there too. 

We will work with you to create bespoke plan for your organisation, giving consideration to what you’re already doing and what you want to achieve in future.  

Our joint work also offers potential profile raising and PR benefits of positive association with a charity that promotes sustainable travel and healthy lifestyles. 

We will work directly with you, bringing our skills and experience to ensure our partnership achieves your strategic objectives. 

Living Streets mascot Strider on the walk to school

Schools

WOW, our year-round walk to school challenge, encourages more than 400,000 children across the UK to walk to school at least one day each week. This hugely successful initiative is just one part of our national walk to school campaign, which also includes Walk to School Week and our one day event Happy Shoesday 

As well as these behaviour change programmes, we conduct school route audits and can work with you to promote change to the streets surrounding your school creating safer, quieter and more pleasant routes for children to walk. Our Park and Stride schemes create the opportunity for those living further away from the school to walk part of their journey and keep the school gates from becoming congested.

And who knows, if you're working with us you might just get a visit from our loveable mascot Strider too!