Walkable Communities in Scotland
Do you want to help create safer, more attractive streets and spaces in your local community? Stand by for the 2014 programme
Living Streets Scotland’s Walkable Communities project supports communities to improve their local walking environments and encourage more everyday walking, using our highly commended Community Street Audits to help evaluate and improve the quality of streets and spaces from the viewpoint of the people who use them, rather than those who manage them.
Even small changes can make a big difference, and previous audits have resulted in a range of improvements for local people from more litter bins, better street cleaning and the re-surfacing of pavements and paths to the removal of pavement obstructions, better street lighting and more. You can read about some of our work with communities here.
Review of 2013
We’ve worked with over 10 community groups across Scotland to undertake audits in their neighbourhoods, and take forward actions to deliver improvements. We’ve also run 4 successful and well attended Community Street Audit training events in Aberdeen, Perth, Fort William and Ayr, introducing the principles to community councillors, tenants and residents groups, officers from transport, planning, housing and waste teams within local authorities, and others.
We’ll be evaluating the impact of our activities across 2013 in the new year, and recruiting new community and local authority partners for 2014. Watch this space for more updates on next year's programme, and please get in touch if you’d like to know more about Walkable Communities or would like to find out how we can support you to bring about improvements in your area.
Penny Morriss, Communities Coordinator, 0131 243 2649, or email firstname.lastname@example.org