Monthly Archives: May 2015

Local Pedestrian Campaign Group to Launch in Edinburgh

Living Streets’ Edinburgh supporters group is being relaunched at a joint event with the Cockburn Association “Edinburgh – fit for walking?” on 1 June 2015 at the Friends Meeting House, Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Doors open 17.45 for 18.00pm start

Edinburgh is great city to walk in but motor traffic continues to dominate the vast majority of the capital’s streets. Sadly pedestrians have languished at the bottom of transport priorities for far too long.

Attitudes in the council are changing and Living Streets’ Edinburgh local group is being formally launched to make the case for the enormous economic, environmental and social benefits of prioritising walking within a high-quality public realm.

The public are being encouraged to come along to hear about what Living Streets stands for, how walking fits into a civilised public realm, and the group’s plans for an exciting late summer campaign of street audits.

The event will be an opportunity walkers to get involved with efforts aimed at getting the City of Edinburgh Council to transform its many sensible walking-related policies into practical improvements on our streets. Confirmed speakers:
1.Standing Up for Walkers, David Spaven, Convener of the Living Streets Edinburgh Group
2.A Better Public Realm, Marion Williams, Director of the Cockburn Association (Edinburgh’s Civic Trust)
3.Auditing Edinburgh’s Streets, Stuart Hay, Director of Living Streets Scotland

The event will conclude with questions and answers and a chance to decide on which city centres streets are most in need of a make over.
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