We want to create a walking nation, free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illness and social isolation and making walking the natural choice. We believe that getting Scotland walking means progress for everyone.

We work with professionals and politicians to make sure every community can enjoy vibrant streets and public spaces. Our Walk to School and Walk to Work campaigns reach every area of Scotland. Through our Walkable Communities project, we empower community groups to deliver improvements to their walking environment.

Progress starts here: one street, one school, one step at a time.




Pavement parking

Child crossing the street because pagements are blocked by vans

© Dave Henniker


Thanks to your support, pavement parking's days are numbered in Scotland.

Find out how we can finish the job together.

Ban pavement parking in Scotland - latest

Join us and campaign for pavements

Pavement Parking - our policy

Walk to School

Walking to school with Strider


A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. 

We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice. And we need your help.

Find out about the ways Living Streets Scotland gets children walking more, the fab tools we provide for teachers and parents, and our groundbreaking campaigning work that all underpin our vision of a new walking generation.

Walk to School in Scotland

Walking Connects

A group of walkers


Our Walking Connects project aims to support older people to be more active, and to remain socially connected, through walking.

Walking Connects in Scotland

Healthier Safer Streets

Walking in town

Our Healthier and Safer Streets Community programme supports us to work with local residents and their stakeholders to take action for more walkable streets.

Healthier Safer Streets in Scotland

Lower Speed communities

20mph banners in Glasgow

© Andy Carlin / Cycle Walk Vote


Living Streets Scotland has launched a new project which will support communities and local authorities to introduce 20mph areas.

Lower Speed Communities


For any media enquiries, please contact the Living Streets press team on 020 7456 9790 , or out of office hours, 07545 209865. Alternatively you can email tanya.braun@livingstreets.org.uk.

Contact Us


Welsh people support ban on pavement parking


Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban pavement parking


Scottish Parliament urged not to water down pavement parking laws


National award for man who cleared up Edinburgh’s streets

Useful resources

Promoting 20mph to encourage walking in Edinburgh

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Consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System

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Active travel interventions in secondary schools in Scotland

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Count me in: Pedestrian counters case study

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Join our new #WalkingCities campaign

May's council elections provide Edinburgh with an opportunity to change how the city moves.

Walking Cities: Edinburgh

Who we work with

We’re creating a walking nation. We’ve got the know-how to make it happen but we can’t do it alone. Together with our partners and funders we can make extraordinary things happen.


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