Walking policy, plans and delivery should be designed to help reduce the health, economic and societal inequities many people encounter throughout their lives. However, a lack of data often exists on who is walking or wheeling. In addition, for many people walking and wheeling is not a choice but a necessity. We need to improve safety, accessibility, and comfort, as opposed to just focusing on walking and wheeling participation.

In collaboration with Sustrans and Living Streets, this guidance aims to help make walking and wheeling attractive and accessible to everyone. Using an intersectional approach, we consider the experiences of eight groups and how the barriers they encounter may be shared or compounded between groups.

Walking for everyone sets out an ambitious and inclusive agenda for the future of walking and wheeling across diverse communities. It is time to truly prioritise these forms of mobility and to ensure access, safety, and equity for all.

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Walking for everyone