Events

Upcoming events

Central London Walking Network

Thursday, 28 November 2019 1.30pm-5.30pm

The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL

Sign up on Eventbrite here.

Central London is bursting with people on foot. Yet most of its streets are devoted to and dominated by motor traffic. The Central London Walking Network proposes a web of routes that will make walking the easy, natural and safe option for all its residents, workers and visitors.

London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group, in conjunction with Transport for London, are hosing a half-day conference to discuss the Central London Walking Network.

The event will be of interest to any town or city thinking about creating similar networks. The ideas being developed for central London can be applied anywhere.

The speakers include leading politicians and practitioners:

  • Tim Mitchell Deputy Leader (Delivery) and Cabinet Member for Environment and City Management, including transport (Westminster)
  • Will Norman Mayor of London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner
  • Adam Harrison Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden (including Transport)
  • Oliver Sells QC Chairman, Streets and Walkways Sub (Planning and Transportation) Committee (City of London)
  • Claudia Webbe Islington Council Executive Member for Environment and Transport
  • Kate Jeffery Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience
  • John Dales Urban Movement
  • Jodie Eastwood Chief Executive, The Knowledge Quarter
  • Emily Candler Director, Exhibition Road Cultural Group
  • Katja Stille Tibbalds, Urban Design Group

Attendees will be invited to bring ideas about great walking routes in Central London and to share ideas about tackling the barriers to walking.

Sign up to the event here

Read more about the Central London Walking Network here.

Past 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 heard about 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 (www.pct.bike), 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.

Speakers included David Harrison, London Living Streets, Martin Wedderburn, Transport Planning Society & Silviya Barrett, Centre for London, Amanda Reynolds, AR Urbanism & Urban Design Group, Jenny Raggett, Transport for New Homes, David Birkbeck, Design for Homes; Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden (including Transport), Emma Griffin, Independent Journalist and Campaigner, Brenda Peuch, Streets for People & Julian O’Kelly, British Parking Association.

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?  

Thursday, 11th October 2018 — 1:30pm – 5:00pm. With keynote speakers Frank Kelly, King’s College London and Faith Martin, Transport for London. Conference report is available here.

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. Conference report is available here

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. Conference report is available here. 

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 explained 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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