Living Streets: Family Time
Happy National Walking Month!
Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for
pedestrians. This is the second in our special series of
podcasts to celebrate National Walking Month, our
annual campaign dedicated to celebrating and raising
awareness of the benefits of walking.
The month focuses on how walking can take you to
more than just a destination – it can take you to a clearer
head, more family time, hidden treasures in your
neighbourhood, a fatter wallet from savings on petrol
or public transport, and a healthier environment. Each of
the podcasts in this series will focus on a different benefit.
As we get ready for Walk to School Week, 19-23 May,
we’ll be looking at how walking is a great way to spend
some quality family time.
Walk to School Week is a fantastic time to celebrate the
benefits of walking to school. But it’s also an opportunity
for us to highlight how important walking to school is –
and why it needs to be made safer and easier for people to do so. Often, fast moving traffic or inconsiderate parkers
at the school gates can be a real deterrent for those who
might walk if the environment felt safer. So this Walk to
School Week, we’re launching a campaign calling on
government to make the walk to school safer and easier
for everyone. As part of this, we’re inviting both children
and parents to write to Prime Minister David Cameron to
tell him about their walk to school and what they think
needs to be done to make it safer and easier.
During this episode, we’ll be talking about some of those
stories, and discussing how the campaign aims to
transform the walk to school with our Policy and Public
Affairs Manager, Kevin Golding Williams. We’ll also be
meeting Jack and Louis, a father and son who walk to
school every day. And we’ll be running through some of the key facts and
statistics with our stats expert, Tim Fitches.