We set out the theme for National Walking Month right from the start, with our Walking Cities poll rating the UK's largest cities for walking.
While Edinburgh, Sheffield and London scored best, the poll highlighted an appetite for improvements in every city.
And thousands of people joined the celebration and took to their streets – to get more active and to tell us about the walkability of their area.
Well over 2,000 of you reported back to us on your everyday walk through our Rate Your Walk tool – for leisure, to work, to the shops or to school.
The tool’s results reflected our poll's - across the board it seems we have work to do! The majority of our walks just really aren’t up to scratch...
The overall average
Walk to School
Walk for Leisure
Walk to the shops
Walk to Work
Walk for Exercise
From #RateYourWalk to #WalkingCities
Interestingly those walks rated where the primary purpose was leisure scored higher at 3.9, whereas the walk to school only came in at 3.3 and walks to the shops at 3.2.
To get more of us walking for our daily journeys, we really need to make our streets fitter for walking, making them as enjoyable, easy and safe as possible.
And that means striving to make the routes we must walk along - to work, school and the shops - as pleasant and enjoyable as those we choose to for leisure.
That’s how we will create #WalkingCities.