We aim to promote walking as a safe, enjoyable and easy way of getting around Edinburgh.

To achieve this we want to see:

  • Walking given the top priority over other forms of travel in all council transport and planning policies
  • Reduction in the volume of motorised traffic and its impact on people using the street
  • Better designed and maintained pavements, road crossings and other pedestrian facilities
  • More effective and joined-up monitoring and inspection of the walking environment by Edinburgh Council
  • Planning policy which encourages dense, sustainable housing over car-dominated development
  • More effective implementation of pro-walking policies ‘on the ground’

For the next year our priorities will be to:

  • Campaign for increased budgets (capital and staffing) for the pedestrian environment by Edinburgh Council
  • Influence the annual council capital maintenance programme, to maximise the benefits for walkers
  • Support the 20 mph initiative, effectively enforced
  • Campaign for a fundamental review of the council's policy on ‘A-boards’ and other street clutter
  • Support the development of pedestrian-friendly cycle infrastructure
  • Support location-specific campaigns including George Street, Holyrood Park and the Cowgate
  • Grow the number of our supporters and campaigners

Just so you know, below you're contacting a local volunteer, not the national charity.

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Email edinburghgroup@livingstreets.org.uk


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