We want our streets to be enjoyable spaces for everyone. The policies that come out of regional, national and UK government have a massive impact on how our streets are designed, maintained, and used.
Here you can read our policy papers, consultation responses and research reports to find out more about what Living Streets thinks about all of the issues affecting pedestrians in the UK.
These factsheets are intended to be short briefing documents on wide range of issues, for a more in depth look at some of these subjects take a look at the policy briefings, research papers and reports.
Age friendly streets
Ice free pavements
Street management and maintenance
Walking to school
Our new report makes a robust case that investing in good quality public realm can provide direct benefits to businesses and the local economy.
This Living Streets report looks at how approaches to street management can have a real impact on local environments, and brings together examples of initiatives and projects led by councils across the country which have delivered better quality streets and value for money. Download the report
This report, by the University of the West of England on behalf of Living Streets, brings together robust, referenced evidence on the importance of walking and the economic, environmental, health, social and road safety benefits of investing in an improved walking environment. Download the full report, summary report or evidence tables.
This report looks at the habits, concerns and fears of over 2,000 children aged 7-14 when it comes to their walk to school, and proposes ways to break down the barriers.
Is it safe to let our children walk to school?
A survey by Living Streets and Parentline Plus found parents face barriers preventing them from allowing their children to walk to school, including the fear of abduction.
How UK streets have become no-go areas for our communities. A report to mark the 80th anniversary of Living Streets August 2009
Living Streets looks into how driving our children to school can adversely affect both social development and "road sense" (2008).
Review of Living Streets' walking interventions and implications for public health policy
National Planning Framework 3 (stakeholder consultation)
Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee: Evidence on Draft Budget 2013/14
Responsible parking (Scotland) bill
Drink Driving Limit Consultation Response
Scottish Budget response
Pavement parking bill consultation response
110203 SOAs and active travel Living Streets review
2014 Transport strategic plan response
Living Streets evidence to committee on draft budget 2012-13
Gogar Rail Interchange Planning Application consultation response
Access to rail stations consultation response
Cycling Action Plan Scotland consultation response
Low carbon vehicle consultation response
Scottish Parliament Active Travel Inquiry consultation response
Scottish planning policy consultation response
Scottish road safety briefing
Climate change bill response 2009
Disabled persons' parking Scotland bill response 2007
Hi trans regional strategy Living Streets Forum response 2006
Hi trans regional strategy response 2006
National transport strategy response 2006
Public transport users committee for Scotland response 2006
Scottish road strategy response 2006
SESTRANS regional transport strategy response 2007
TACTRAN regional transport strategy response 2007
Transport bill response 2004
West Edinburgh planning framework response
Response to London Assembly consultation on Oxford Street area
Living Streets response to consultation on Congestion Charge WEZ August 2010
Living Streets response to London Assembly Review of Child Obesity in London
Our 'Reclaim Your Streets' toolkit is made up of a number of practical tools to enable local people to create more walking friendly streets and public spaces. Divided up into three sections, it has a number of resources available to support you to promote local walking, assess your environment and take action.
Download the toolkit