Making Edinburgh Fit For Walking

(adapted from a post on Leith Links Community Council's website)

Monday 1st June, 18.00 to 20.00 on at the Quaker Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh.

Dear Supporter

You are warmly invited to the launch event of our Edinburgh supporters’ group to discuss and perhaps get involved in making Edinburgh fit for walking on the 1st of June 2015 at the Friends meeting House, Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Doors open 17.45

We’re virtually all walkers – and in many ways Edinburgh is great city to walk in. But motor traffic continues to dominate the vast majority of the city’s streets, and pedestrians have languished at the bottom of transport priorities for far too long.

Living Streets’ Edinburgh local group is being formally launched to make the case for the enormous economic, environmental and social benefits of prioritising walking within a high-quality public realm in the capital. Come along to hear about what Living Streets stands for, how walking fits into a civilised public realm, and about the local group’s plans for an exciting late summer campaign of street audits. This is your opportunity to get involved and help us press the City of Edinburgh Council to transform its many sensible walking-related policies into practical improvements on our streets. Please join us for a discussion and debate on the way forward with the following speakers:

  •  Standing Up for Walkers, David Spaven, Convener of the Living Streets Edinburgh Group
  • A Better Public Realm, Marion Williams, Director of the Cockburn Association (Edinburgh’s Civic Trust)
  • Auditing Edinburgh’s Streets, Stuart Hay, Director of Living Streets Scotland

The meeting room will be open from 17.45, with tea, coffee and biscuits available. There will be opportunities to tell us what you think about walking in Edinburgh generally and in your own locality – and to help shape our late summer campaign.

If you need any more information, please Contact David Spaven Tel: 0131 447 7764 Email: david@deltix.co.uk. Twiter: (@LivingStreetsEd) | Web:http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/local-group/edinburgh-living-streets-group

Don’t miss this opportunity to help make Edinburgh a European exemplar of a pedestrian-friendly city!

 Thank you,

David Spaven,

Chair, Edinburgh Living Streets local group