Upcoming events

Safe Routes to School

Seminar on Monday, 16 September 2019 from 6pm to 8.30pm

City Hall, GLA, More London Riverside SE1 2AA 

Joint event from London Cycling Campaign and London Living Streets.

Following last year’s ‘Healthy School Streets’ event, is this year’s ‘Safe Routes to School’ seminar, hosted by Caroline Russell, Green Party London Assembly Member.

We’ll be hearing on how we can create streets and spaces that enable safe active travel for children and young people, with presentations from Prof. Peter Kraftl and Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill ( authors of ‘Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments‘) and Allison Dutoit of Gehl Architects.

Dr. Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster, will briefly present the Department for Transport-funded Propensity to Cycle Tool (, which now contains a travel-to-school layer for identifying areas, routes, and schools with high potential for cycling to work, before we come together to discuss how we can put young people’s health and wellbeing at the heart of our communities.

Parking in towns and cities: how to strike a better balance between parked cars and people

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 13:30 – 17:00

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ, London, EC1M 6EJ

Half day afternoon conference reviewing the design and management of urban areas and the provision of parking, the economics and opportunities for better use of the land, and the potential higher development densities and better facilities for walking, cycling and public transport could have in reducing the need for car ownership and use.


  • History of the highway – how the car came to dominate
    David Harrison, London Living Streets
  • Parking pricing, and subsidies & update on Centre for London research on ‘Future parking and kerbside management’
    Martin Wedderburn, Transport Planning Society & Silviya Barrett, Centre for London
  • Towns for people or towns for parked cars?
    Amanda Reynolds, AR Urbanism & Urban Design Group
  • Integrating transport planning and land use planning, health and liveability
    Jenny Raggett, Transport for New Homes
  • Space to Park – best design for parking
    David Birkbeck, Design for Homes


Tea Break

  • How a Workplace Parking Levy could help us meet our healthy travel goals
    Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden (including Transport)
  • Changing car ownership to change car parking
    Emma Griffin, Independent Journalist and Campaigner
  • Reimagining streets without parked cars
    Brenda Peuch, Streets for People
  • Rethinking parking restrictions and legislation
    Julian O’Kelly, British Parking Association

Past events

Tuesday 23rd July, from 6.30pm
Garden of the Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ

Please join the London Group on Tuesday 23rd July for our summer Walk to Nowhere. It will be led by Dr David Harrison, in conjunction with London Living Streets.

Crossing the Street 12th March, 2019 1.45pm. How better design and management can help create people-friendly streets. Joint event with Urban Design Group.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods 31st January, 2019 6pm for 6.30pm. Joint event with Urban Design Group discussing latest practice in creating people-friendly neighbourhoods. Speakers include Feryal Demirci, deputy mayor of Hackney; Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster; London Cycling Campaign; and Dulwich Safer Routes to School. More here.

Are electric vehicles a threat to cities?  Conference report
Thursday, 11th October 2018 — 1:30pm – 5:00pm
With keynote speakers Frank Kelly, King’s College London and Faith Martin, Transport for London.

Walking and cycling strategies and design guidance: what’s the point?
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
With Transport for London’s Naomi Blaster and Phil Jones, chairman of PJA.

London’s Public Realm
Wednesday 23 May 2018, London Living Streets and Urban Design Group hosted a joint event to celebrate London’s progress in improving its public realm.

How campaigners can use Healthy Streets tools 12 March 2018. With public health specialist, Lucy Saunders who developed the Health Streets Approach

Mayor’s Draft Transport Strategy
18th September 2017
Will Norman, Walking & Cycling Commissioner explains his vision of how transport in London needs to change to enable more walking and cycling

Mayors’ Draft Transport Strategy
18th July 2017
An introduction with Mike Keegan, TfL Policy Manager

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