In Spring 2017 there’s been a flurry of events and new articles on Healthy Streets.
In February the Sustrans Street Talk was led by Val Shawcross (London Deputy Mayor for Transport) and Will Norman (the Mayor’s new Walking and Cycling Commissioner) introducing Healthy Streets – you can watch their presentations here
In March Transport for London held a conference on Healthy Streets and making London a better city for walking. Speakers included Val Shawcross, Janette Sadik-Khan (Former Commissioner of New York City Dept of Transportation),Christophe Najdovski (Deputy Mayor for Paris) and TV doctor Dr Xand Van Tulleken. This was followed by the Living Streets Walking Summit, videos from the Summit are available here
At the second Sustrans Street Talk in April Lucy joined a panel including the Guardian’s Peter Walker and Laura Laker to discuss the challenges of building cycle infrastructure and engaging communities in changing public realm. Lucy emphasised the benefit of the Healthy Streets Approach in engaging communities to imagine how their streets could be different and better by focusing on the 10 Indicators of a Healthy Street.
The Spring 2017 edition of Urban Design Group Journal focused on health and urban design with an article by Lucy on Healthy Streets
In April 2017, in anticipation of the forthcoming London Mayor’s Transport Strategy Nick Sanderson discusses the opportunities and challenges of implementing the Healthy Streets Approach in his Environment Journal blog.
In March 2017 Lucy posted a guest blog for the Urban Transport Group on the value of embedding health considerations into city transport planning.
For International Women’s Day Lucy featured amongst esteemed company in the Environment Journal 5 inspiring women working to change the way we travel.
And there’s more to look forward to in the coming weeks with some high profile conference appearances, Public Health Today featuring Healthy Streets in its forthcoming Spring edition, a podcast in the pipeline and of course the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy for London