Creating walking cities across the UK

Join us as we bring together thought-leaders, international city representatives, UK decision-makers and our supporters to discuss how we can make our cities world-leading Walking Cities.


Our hosts

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We are delighted that our summit is be hosted by Bloomberg at their offices in Finsbury Square, London.

Join us for free on Saturday, 18 March

Venue: City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PQ

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Guest speakers

Val Shawcross and Ben Still


Val Shawcross, CBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport, will outline her vision for walking in London and share her learnings on creating walking cities with the summit.

Ben Still, Director at the Urban Transport Group, will also be speaking.


Event outline

10.30am: Summit opening - Living Streets and Bloomberg

10.45: Keynote speakers and panel discussion: Creating walking cities in the UK and across the world.

Confirmed speakers:
Val Shawcross, CBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport.
Ben Still, Director of the Urban Transport Group

12.15: Lunch (provided)

1.00pm: What makes a Walking City? A Blueprint For Change. Roundtable discussion.

2.00: Official conference close

2.10-3.00: Optional Living Streets AGM with presentation of the Charles Maher Award to a top walking champion.

Why a walking summit?

Our cities should be designed around people not vehicles.

We want to get more people walking more often on streets that are fit for walking.

Creating walking cities will cut air pollution and congestion and at the same time improve health and quality of life for people living and working in towns and cities across the UK.

Now is the time to call for walking cities in the run-up to mayoral and local elections in May 2017.

Walking people