National Walking Summit 2022
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Living Streets’ National Walking Summit 2022

Walking for everyone
Tuesday 22 March 2022 | Available Online – Live and On Demand

Improving air quality, reducing carbon emissions, tackling inactivity, reviving local high streets and reducing congestion requires neighbourhood by neighbourhood action and agreement. But we need streets that work for everyone. This Summit will look at how we can create truly inclusive streets for all and how we ensure marginalised voices are brought into transport planning and design.

Living Streets curates this event from their experience working with organisations, governments, councils and local groups to develop policy and build community consensus and practical solutions to keep towns and cities moving and healthy.

This programme provides the largest review of best practice, key policy changes, public engagement and technical solutions on how to create better streets and neighbourhoods. This year’s event will bring together people from across the UK and internationally to explore how to break down barriers to walking and cycling in order to create places where people want to rest, play and spend time.

The programme will assemble the most up to date intelligence on how to improve our streets, enable walking and develop low carbon transport solutions.

PLEASE NOTE: Our London venue has now sold out and is at capacity – online delegate places are still available.


We want everyone to enjoy and take part in our Summit, so we will be providing BSL interpreters, full transcripts, live captioning and audio descriptions.

We will also make it possible for people to send in questions in advance – more details on that soon.

Covid safety measures

In order to reduce risk from coronavirus, we are asking attendees to:

  • Maintain sensible social distancing
  • Make use of sanitation points provided around the venue
  • Wear masks, unless exempt 
  • Take a lateral flow test before attending

We hope these measures will provide reassurance to participants attending in person.



10.00 – 10.30: OPENING PLENARY

Chair’s opening remarks

Welcome and introduction
Stephen Edwards, Interim CEO, Living Streets

Ministerial address
Trudy Harrison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport

Questions from the online audience
with Kevin Golding-Williams, Head of Cycling and Walking Policy, Department for Transport

10.30 – 10.50: PLENARY 2: Walking for Everyone Launch Report

Walking is for everyone, right?
Susan Claris, Living Streets Vice President; Associate Director, Arup


Governance: Sally Copley, External Affairs Director, Sustrans
Place: Susan Claris, Living Streets Vice President; Associate Director, Arup
People: Roberta Fusco, Interim Director of Policy and Communications, Living Streets

10.50 – 11.45: PLENARY 3: Walking for Everyone – overcoming barriers to inclusive streets

Keynote address:
Patrick Harvie MSP, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights

Principles for inclusive streets
Tiffany Lam, Research Manager, Quality of Life Foundation

How can we create a feminist city?
Dr Leslie Kern, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Environment, Mount Allison University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Making streets fit for everyone
Dr Amit Patel, author and disability activist

Panel discussion and questions from the online audience featuring above speakers and Susan Claris

11.45 – 12.00 INTERVAL

12.00 – 13.00: PLENARY 4: In action – what are towns and cities doing to adapt transport planning to become healthier and more equitable?

Chair’s introduction

Vision and priorities for Active Travel England
Chris Boardman, Commissioner, Active Travel England

Barcelona – a radical new approach to public space
Janet Sanz Cid, Deputy Mayor for Ecology, Urbanism and Mobility, City of Barcelona

Wales – taking forward a progressive transport agenda to achieve change in towns and cities
Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Welsh Government

Synergies between transport and health and wellbeing
Jenny Mindell, Professor of Public Health, UCL

Panel discussion and questions from the online audience

13.00 – 14.00 INTERVAL


14.00 – 15.00: PARALLEL SEMINARS

SESSION A: Access for everyone
Chair: Stephen Edwards, Interim CEO, Living Streets

Do you see what I see? A disabled person’s experience of street design
Dr Julie Clark, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland

Working with local authorities
Caroline Stickland, Chief Operating Officer, Transport for All

SESSION B: Child safe spaces
Chair: Dean Jefferys, Director of Local Impact, Living Streets

Exploring children’s neighbourhood mobility in East London
Holly Weir, University of Westminster/Queens University Belfast

School Streets
Chris Thompson, Project Manager, Living Streets Scotland

SESSION C: Meeting women and girls’ needs
Chair: Aisha Hannibal, Engagement Manager, Living Streets

Our voice, our streets – involving girls in community development
Amy Foster and Sylvie Belbouab, Croydon Living Streets Group

Make space for girls
Susannah Walker and Imogen Clark, Make Space for Girls

SESSION D: Open, inclusive and prosperous
Chair: Julia Crear, Head of Projects and Technical Services, Living Streets

Inclusive streets in the City of London
Bruce McVean, Acting Assistant Director – City Transportation, City of London Corporation

Living Streets creating streets for all in London
Katherine Jacob, Living Streets

Technical approach to inclusive streets
Robert Weetman, Technical Advisor, Living Streets

SESSION E: Art, identity & inclusion
Chair: Kate Joester, Communities Project coordinator, Living Streets

Creative approaches to inclusive walking
Deirdre Heddon, Maggie O’Neill, Clare Qualmann, Morag Rose and Harry Wilson, #WalkCreate Research Team (funded by Arts & Humanities Research Council)

15.00 15.30 INTERVAL

15.30 – 16.30: CLOSING PLENARY: Resilience and green recovery – ensuring that transport plans are integrated and inclusive

Chair’s introduction
Stephen Edwards, Interim CEO, Living Streets

The role inclusive transport planning can play in the green recovery
Dame Sarah Storey, Commissioner for South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

How we can build back and include needs of all
Dr Anusha Shah, Senior Director, Resilient Cities – Arcadis; Vice President ICE; Non-Executive Director, Met Office; RAE Visiting Professor King’s College, London

Inclusive transport plans in Hackney – how investment in walking and cycling can support resilience and a green recovery
Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm, Hackney Council

16.25 Presentation of the Living Streets Charles Maher Award – Walking Champion 2022

Panel discussion and questions from the online audience





Please click on a speaker’s picture to read their biography.


Register to watch this event online:

  • Online delegate fee £35 (£45.32 inclusive of VAT & Fees)


PLEASE NOTE: Our London venue has now sold out and is at capacity – online delegate places are still available.


Delegates will be emailed a link to view the summit online prior to the event – register your online place here.


  • City and town planners
  • Local Government officers
  • Cabinet lead for Environment/Transport
  • Local Councillors
  • Education Authorities
  • Public Health Experts
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Race equity leaders and community builders
  • Environment, Transport and Education Charities & Campaigns
  • Climate change, Environmental and Air quality groups
  • Disability Rights groups and advocates
  • Schools Governors, Chairs and Head Teachers.
  • College Governors, Chief Execs and Principals
  • Chairs of Education
  • Chairs of Transport
  • Academics & Think Tanks
  • Professional and Trade Association policy and research staff
  • Living Streets individual and corporate members


  • Age UK Bristol
  • Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)
  • Axbridge Action Group
  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Blaby District Council
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Bristol Walking Alliance
  • British Youth Music Theatre
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Cardiff Council
  • Cardiff University
  • Cherwell District Council
  • Cheshire East Council
  • City Centre & Harbour Community Council
  • City of York Council
  • Colchester borough council
  • Cotswold District Council
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • DBFL Consulting Engineers
  • Dundee City Council
  • Ealing Council
  • Enfield Council
  • Everyone Health
  • Finchley Society
  • Food Active, Health Equalities Group
  • Friends of the Earth Croydon
  • Get Sutton Cycling
  • Gloucestershire County Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Hastings and St Leonards Living Streets Group
  • Cycle Forum
  • Kent County Council
  • Lambeth Council
  • Lancashire County Council
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • Leeds City Council
  • Leicester City Council
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Living Sport
  • Living Streets
  • London Borough of Newham
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • Manchester City Council
  • Mobilities Justice CIC
  • National Express West Midlands
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Paths for All
  • Plantscape limited
  • Project Centre Ltd
  • Royal Geographical Society
  • Rutland County Council
  • Stobswell Forum
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sustainable Haringey
  • SYSTRA Ltd
  • Telford & Wrekin Council
  • The Highland Council
  • Transport & Health Science Group
  • Transport Initiatives (ACT)
  • University College London
  • University of Chester
  • Upper Calder Valley Sustainable Transport Group
  • Voetgangers
  • Vereniging Nederland
  • Walking | Cycling | Climate Action
  • Wokingham Borough Council ACT
  • Worthing Borough Council
  • Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust


  • Academic
  • Active Ageing Bristol Manager
  • Assistant Director, Highways, Transport & Regulatory Services
  • Cabinet Member – Environment, Highways and Sustainable Transport
  • Cabinet Member for Transport and Air Quality
  • Chief Executive
  • Chair
  • Chair, Sustainable Transport Task Force
  • Chairman
  • Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Councillor
  • Cycling Project Officer
  • Director
  • Discoveries on Your Doorstep Project Officer
  • Executive Member for Transport
  • Executive Producer
  • Head of Business Development
  • Head of External Communications
  • Healthwalks Co-Ordinator
  • HR & Support Officer
  • HR & Training Coordinator
  • Independent Transport Engineer
  • Infrastructure and Environment Strategic Lead
  • Infrastructure Strategy Team Leader
  • Lecturer
  • Living Streets Member
  • Local Campaigner
  • Marketing & Partnership Manager
  • Medical \practitioner
  • PhD student
  • Neighbourhood Manager
  • PhD Researcher
  • Planner
  • Principal Consultant Transport Planning
  • Project Manager – School of Engineering
  • Public Health Manager
  • Research & Admin Officer
  • Road Safety Officer
  • School Transport Support Officer
  • School Travel Advisor
  • Senior School Travel Advisor
  • Senior Transportation Officer
  • Service Manager
  • Sustainable Transport Lead
  • Sustainable Travel Officer
  • Team Leader – Design and Delivery
  • Think Travel Coordinator
  • Transport & Regeneration Manager
  • Transport and Sustainability Joint Lead
  • Transport Graduate
  • Transport Planner
  • Transport Strategy Manager
  • Travel Plan Adviser
  • Treasurer
  • Volunteer
  • Walking and Cycling Team Leader