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Thursday 18 March 10.00am - 3.30pm

Living Streets: National Walking Summit

Online Event

202103 walking summit

All are welcome at the annual walking summit organised by Living Streets - the UK charity for everyday walking

The streets in our cities and towns are changing.

Driven by the urgent response to the pandemic, air quality, concerns on public health, and the climate emergency.

Now is the time to make some of the biggest changes since the rise of the private car and the removal of trams, so streets are designed around people, not cars.

Our National Walking Summit brings together examples of policy and practice and showcases how to build alliances and roll out change.

With case studies and examples from across the UK and Europe - find out how change can be implemented.

Themes for 2021:

  • How have city leaders across the world responded to the pandemic?
  • How can walking be part of the fight against climate change?
  • How can we make all our neighbourhoods low traffic?

Topics

  • Building alliances for walking and low traffic neighbourhoods
  • Ensuring clean air and improving public health – How can walking help tackle our climate emergency?
  • Schools’ case for walking & low traffic neighbourhoods
  • Low traffic neighbourhood strategies in London
  • The role of walking programmes in workplace wellbeing
  • Building back better. how are city leaders responding to the challenges of air quality, public health and the pandemic?

 

Speakers confirmed include:

  • Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, Mayor of Pontevedra, Spain
  • Judith Bokhove, Vice Mayor, Rotterdam
  • Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London, Transport
  • Rune Gjøs, Head of the Mobility Department, Agency for Urban Environment, City of Oslo
  • Dafydd Trystan Davies, Chair, Active Travel Board in Wales
  • Julian Sanchez, Active Travel Manager, Essex County Council
  • Dame Sarah Storey, Active Travel Commissioner, Sheffield City Region
  • Lee Craigie, Active Nation Commissioner, Transport Scotland
  • Susan Claris, Associate Director, Transport Consulting Group in London, Arup
  • Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Scottish Government
  • Eoin Devane, Senior Analyst at the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee
  • Lisa Hopkinson, Associate, Transport for Quality of Life

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