Living Streets: Family Time

May 18, 2014, 08:35 AM

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.

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