Everyone should be able to choose to walk their everyday journeys. If you agree, we want you with us.

That means we need to stand up for pavements, call for better crossings, champion the voices of those who often go unheard when we are looking to reimagine our public space.

Sadly, many people feel that walking is not an option for them. But at Living Streets we believe everyone should be able to choose an active, healthy and stress-free life without a car.

Through simple choices like prioritising walking we can achieve a cleaner future for people, places and our planet.

Join our movement for change. Become a Living Streets member.

Join Living Streets and help us fight for safer streets for all

We are currently:

  • Preparing our new campaign for better pedestrian crossings across Britain
  • Continuing to protect pavements for people by leading the calls for laws against pavement parking and for local authorities to imrpvoe maintenance.
  • Through our network of Local Groups, working with communities to support them to call for safer streets.
  • Undertaking research to find out how we can improve policy and practice, so that streets can be enjoyed by everyone.

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What Members get

  • Online regional meet-ups with other members and campaigners
  • VIP access to Living Streets events
  • Exclusive news and campaign guidance
  • Members’ only e-news delivered direct to your inbox
  • Invitation to our Annual General Meeting and voting rights
  • Chance to vote on the Living Streets Charles Maher award for UK’s walking champion of the year
  • Be the first to know about our forthcoming campaign work
  • Help shape our movement for change through regular consultation
  • Free access to our National Walking Summit (for those who donate)

Our successes

Zebra crossings. Urban speed limits. The driving test. These major achievements wouldn’t have happened without Living Streets members. We need more members now to make an even bigger change. Walk with us! 

Small steps = big outcomes  
£1 invested in our schools work delivers £5 in health, air quality, carbon and traffic reduction benefits. 

Living Streets Scotland’s pavement parking campaign 
In 2019 the Scottish Government banned pavement parking across the country, after a long campaign from Living Streets Scotland. Scotland is the first place in the UK outside London to tackle the issue pavement parking, helping to make pavements safe and accessible for all users.

Volunteer campaign success 
After work from London Living Streets Local Group a programme of wait time reviews was included in TfL’s Walking Action Plan to cover all the signalised crossings in London.  

20mph speed limit in Wales
Living Streets Cymru was a key part of the Welsh Government task force group that made recommendations for a default 20mph speed limit for residential roads in Wales. As a result, eight locations in Wales are trailing default 20mph roads this summer ahead of government plans for a national roll out in 2023.

None of this would have been possible without the campaigning of Living Streets members since the organisation was founded in 1929. Join us.

Why walking?

  • Walking is the cheapest, greenest, healthiest transport there is. Everyone should be able to choose an active, healthy and stress-free life without a car. So if we are serious about levelling up, we must be looking to make our streets safer for everyone -  especially those who are most at risk of harm.
  • Poor air quality causes almost 64,000 early deaths in the UK every year.
  • Pedestrians accounted for 43% of fatalities and 30% of serious injuries on built up roads in England in 2019 with almost 5,300 pedestrians killed or seriously injured on England’s roads.
  • Emissions from road transport made up around a fifth of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The school run alone is responsible for half a million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually in the UK, more than some small countries.
  • Walking and cycling make you feel healthier, happier and less anxious. Reduce the risk factors for a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, some cancers, and Type II diabetes. Have mental health and neurological benefits including reduced risk of dementia, improved sleep quality, and a greater sense of wellbeing.

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