Every year we bring together decision-makers, influencers, campaigners and others who just love their streets to discuss ways of making our towns and cities better for walking.

Thanks to everyone who joined us online on 18 March 2021.

This year's Speakers included:

  • Chris Heaton-Harris, Minister of State for Transport
  • Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, Mayor of Pontevedra, Spain
  • Judith Bokhove, Vice Mayor, Rotterdam
  • Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London, Transport
  • Rune Gjøs, Head of the Mobility Department, Agency for Urban Environment, City of Oslo
  • Dafydd Trystan Davies, Chair, Active Travel Board in Wales
  • Julian Sanchez, Active Travel Manager, Essex County Council
  • Dame Sarah Storey, Active Travel Commissioner, Sheffield City Region
  • Lee Craigie, Active Nation Commissioner, Transport Scotland
  • Susan Claris, Associate Director, Transport Consulting Group in London, Arup
  • Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Scottish Government
  • Eoin Devane, Senior Analyst at the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee
  • Lisa Hopkinson, Associate, Transport for Quality of Life

 

If it works for walking it works for everyone

Highlights

the Walking Summit 2021 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. 

cATCH a few highlights from three OF OUR key sessions. 

Building alliances for walking and low  traffic neighbourhoods

Chair: Rt Hon Lord Michael Bates, President, Living Streets

Speakers:

Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London, Transport

Dafydd Trystan Davies, Chair, Active Travel Board in Wales

Michael Matheson MSP, Minister – Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity

Lee Craigie, Active Nation Commissioner, Transport Scotland

Julian Sanchez, Active Travel Manager, Essex County Council

ENSURING CLEAN AIR AND IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH – HOW CAN WALKING HELP TACKLE OUR CLIMATE EMERGENCY?

Chair: Mary Creagh, Chief Executive, Living Streets

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Anabel Gulias Torreiro, Second Deputy Mayor of Pontevedra, Spain

Eoin Devane, Senior Analyst at the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee


Lisa Hopkinson, Associate, Transport for Quality of Life
Dr Ian Mudway, Member of the Environmental Research Group, Imperial College London

 

BUILDING BACK BETTER. HOW ARE CITY LEADERS RESPONDING TO THE CHALLENGES OF AIR QUALITY, PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE PANDEMIC?

Chair: Dame Jane Roberts, Chair, Living Streets

KEYNOTE: Leadership and consent – Sheffield’s approach to creating Living Streets. Dame Sarah Storey, Active Travel Commissioner, Sheffield City Region

KEYNOTE: Responding to the pandemic with smart city planning. Judith Bokhove, Vice Mayor, Rotterdam

KEYNOTE: Responding to the pandemic with smart city planning. Rune Gjøs, Head of the Mobility Department, Agency for Urban Environment, City of Oslo 

KEYNOTE: The Planning challenge. Susan Claris, Associate Director, Transport Consulting Group in London, Arup

Charles Maher Award

Charles Maher Award

Congratulations to the winner of our Charles Maher Award - Walking Champion 2021, Cllr Mustafa Desai from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Councillor named Living Streets’ national walking hero