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Tim Lund

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08-11-2015 10:58 AM

I learned yesterday that there is now a Lewisham group of Living Streets, holding a public meeting 7.30pm 17th November at the Honor Oak Pub. The group doesn't have a website as such, but can be followd on Twitter here

IMHO, Living Streets are one (of the many) good things in life.

Here's their Chief Executive explanation of what they are about

Right now walking levels are in serious decline. One generation ago over 70% of children walked to school, now that figure is at 46%.

Whilst some towns and cities are beginning to turn things around, the annual National Travel Survey published this week showed no overall improvement. In fact shockingly, it was found that one in five people walk for 20mins less than once a year or never.

We’ve engineered walking out of our daily lives and in its place we’ve created huge problems. We’ve got congestion and pollution. We’ve made longer distance travel the norm for shopping, work and leisure. Most kids no longer play on our streets.

Older people often feel lonely and isolated. Local shops are suffering with less footfall from their neighbourhood. Our physical and mental health is suffering and the costs of this to the NHS are rising dramatically.

But it’s not too late to turn things around

We want to create a walking nation, free from jammed roads and pollution, reducing the danger of preventable illness and social isolation and making walking the natural choice.

We want to speak out because we believe that a walking nation means a better life for everyone.


Our ambition is to encourage people of all generations to enjoy the benefits that this simple act brings and to ensure all our streets are fit for walking.

We can engineer walking back into our lives

So let’s walk forward together. Let’s start a movement about movement.

Progress starts here: one street, one school, one step at a time.

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