Liverpool's walking environment ranks 4th in a poll of the UK's 10
FOR National Walking Month, Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking,
surveyed over 2,000 people living in the UK's 10 largest Cities about how
walking friendly they felt their City is.
survey asked Liverpudlians how safe they feel when walking in their City,
how close shops and amenities are, convenience of public transport and
proximity to parks and green spaces.
Liverpool scored well on most of the categories, with more than
residents saying they feel safe when walking in the City and more than 60% citing shops and services as easily accessible on foot.
pavements let the City down in terms of making it into the top three UK
walking Cities with over a third 39% finding them poor or very
poor when it comes to how clutter free and well maintained they are.
majority, 83% of Liverpool residents, said they are in favour of
more measures to encourage walking in the City, as:- 'Living Streets' National
Walking Month' launches this May 2017.
Wiles, Living Streets Regional Director (North) says:-
"It's great to see Liverpool doing so well in this poll.
However, Cities around the UK have some way to go to become world leading
walking Cities and this is something we want to help create. It's
encouraging that people in Liverpool see the importance of investing in
walking to make the City a better place to live in."
This National Walking Month Living Streets are asking people to
rate their everyday walks to build a picture of the walking environment around
the UK. Rate your walk at
National Walking Month is the launch of the charity's Walking Cities
campaign. Living Streets wants City leaders and transport professionals to
design Cities around people, not vehicles. 7 steps for change include:-
Make Walking a priority, Plan for walking, Create a walking network, Design
streets as places to enjoy, Provide attractive alternatives to the car, Make
walking safe and Change behaviour and celebrate streets.