Walking couple

After just two years, our Walking Summit is already a highlight in the street planning calendar.

walking people

We are now putting together plans for our 2019 Walking Summits - and this time we are taking the show on the road.

After two years in London, the third English summit will be held in Birmingham on 22 March 2019.

And following the inaugural Scottish event last year in Edinburgh, Glasgow will host the second Scotland Walking Summit, also in March (date tbc).

We will have information on how you can book your place available very soon.

Scotland Walking Summit

Scotland Walking Summit

Find out more

Highlights from the 2018 Walking Summit in London - video and slideshows


Prioritising Walking In Our Cities - panel discussion facilitated by Lisa Taylor, Future of London

Chris Boardman MBE, Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Greater Manchester

Dr Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, London


Walking Cities In Action - stories from grassroots campaigners.

Aisha Hannibal, our local groups coordinator, introduces four stories from local campaigners from across the UK.

View presentation on Google Drive


Walking Cities - A European Perspective - chaired by Tom Platt, Living Streets Head of Policy and Communications

Pascal Smet, Brussels Minister for Mobility and Public Works

Susan Claris, ARUP and Living Streets Trustee

View Pascal Smet's presentation on Google Drive

View Susan Claris's presentation on Google Drive


Planning For Change – chaired by Jonathan Bray, Urban Transport Group

Lynda Addison OBE, Chair CIHT Sustainable Transport panel

Lucy Saunders, Consultant in Public Health, TfL

View Lynda Addison's presentation on Google Drive

View Lucy Saunders's presentation on Google Drive

Tweets from the day

Charles Maher Award

Alison Blamire


Architect and campaigner Alison Blamire is the thoroughly-deserving winner of the 2018 Charles Maher Award.

Alison, who sadly passed last November, was honoured for her amazing work with the Causey Development Trust in Edinburgh.

Her award was collected by her husband, Alistair.


Charles Maher Award

Our speakers

Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman MBE

Chris, the world-record-breaking former British Olympic cycling champion, was appointed Greater Manchester’s first-ever Cycling and Walking Commissioner last year. He works across Greater Manchester’s public, private and voluntary institutions to boost activity levels and develop policy and investment plans for walking and cycling.

Will Norman

Dr Will Norman

Will is London’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner, working to deliver the Mayor’s pledges to make walking and cycling safer and easier in the capital. Will was previously Director of Global Partnerships at Nike. He spent more than three years working to tackle the global inactivity crisis, with a particular focus on getting children more active. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys both running and walking throughout the capital.

Lynda Addison

Lynda Addison OBE

Lynda Addison OBE BSc Dip TP FCIHT MTPS is Chair of the Sustainable Transport Panel of CIHT, Chair of the Transport Planning Society  as well as an Adviser to The Campaign for Better Transport. She is a member of the Foundation for Integrated Transport’s Steering Group on transport and new development. Lynda also works as a Built Environment Expert for Design Council/CABE chairing the Brent Design Review Panel and is Vice Chair of panels in Jersey and for Highways England. As a Director of Garden City Developments CIC she is promoting 21st century “garden settlements”. She is also a former Trustee of Living Streets and of the TCPA.

Lynda received her OBE for services to planning in 2006 and was awarded the RTPI/TPS Transport Planning Network award in 2010.

Lucy Saunders

Lucy Saunders

Lucy is a Consultant in Public Health specialising in transport, public realm and planning. In 2015 she was awarded Transport Planner of the Year by the Transport Planning Society and her work won awards from the international UITP and UK Chartered Institute for Highways and Transportation. Lucy works across both the Greater London Authority and Transport for London embedding the Healthy Streets Approach, as set out in Healthy Streets for London, in policy and practice.

Pascale Smet

Pascal Smet

As Minister of Mobility and Public Works for the Government of Brussels-Capital Region, Pascal is currently at the helm of fostering sustainable urban development in Brussels by granting a bigger emphasis to public transport, and more space for cyclists and pedestrians. Minister Smet has launched several urban development projects in which public space is given back to the people of Brussels. In the spirit of Jan Gehl, he wants Brussels to move from being a city for cars to a city for people.

Thank you

Support for our 2018 National Walking Summit comes from the Urban Transport Group and our hosts, the City of London.

City of London
Urban Transport Group

Introducing... our blueprint for change

Our Blueprint for Change

Our new Blueprint For Change provides campaigners and city leaders with a step-by-step guide to creating walking cities.

Strider at the Summit