Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation. She will reflect on her time as New York City’s transportation commissioner (2007-2013) when she oversaw historic changes to the city’s streets - closing Times Square to cars and creating more than 60 plazas citywide. www.jsadikkhan.com
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. Find out more.
Ben Still, Managing Director of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will draw on his experience with WYCA and the Urban Transport Group to discuss how we can work together to create walking cities. Find out more.
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.