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UK Walking Summit

HOW DO WE DEMONSTRATE THE VALUE AND IMPACT OF WALKING FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOODS?

THURSDAY, 7 MARCH 2024. IN PERSON IN SHEFFIELD AND ONLINE.

We are delighted to announce that our 2024 UK Walking Summit will take place in Sheffield on Thursday 7 March!

The 2024 Summit will ask how we can demonstrate the value of streets designed for people - what impact have investments in walking made so far on health, the environment, and the economy? And how can we overcome opposition and make the case for further investment? 

The Summit comes at an exciting time for the future of transport policy, with local and regional elections in May as well as a General Election expected in the Autumn. Join us to discuss how we can ensure walking friendly streets are at the heart of the debates on transport and planning.

Click below to secure your tickets*:
Date: Thursday 7 March, 2024
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Online on Zoom and in-person venue: Crowne Plaza Royal Hotel, Sheffield, UK
the panel at 2023 Summit

*Members who donate to our charity are entitled to a free online place. Please check your email for a promo code for a free online ticket and more info about attending in person. And if you would like to take advantage of this offer - become a member and donate today.

2023 Summit attendees
How can we secure active travel investment in the current political climate?
Morning plenary session

How can we overcome opposition and demonstrate the value of active travel projects?

Afternoon plenary session

How can we realise the value of walking through the planning system? Building sustainability into new developments and integrating public transport.

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Hosted at the Crowne Plaza in Sheffield and online, delegates will be welcomed by triple Olympic champion and the region’s Active Travel Commissioner, Ed Clancy, to shine a light on the work happening in South Yorkshire.

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The Summit promises a day of inspiring presentations, led walks and interactive 'walkshops’ that will leave you fired up and ready to make a difference.

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Network with local authority transport leads, transport and planning specialists, government officials and senior figures from the Department of Transport and Active Travel England.

THIS YEAR'S SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED SO FAR...

Vishaan Chakrabarti

Vishaan Chakrabarti

Founder & Creative Director, Practice for Architecture & Urbanism

With over 30 years of experience in urban architecture, he leads PAU’s growing global portfolio of cultural, institutional, and public projects. 

Ed Clancy

Ed Clancy OBE

South Yorkshire Active Travel Commissioner

 Triple Olympic track and road cycling champion who was appointed in 2023 to make South Yorkshire a safer and easier place to walk and cycle.

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

Active Travel Transport Planner & Vice President, Living Streets

Susan worked for Arup for 30 years. Transport planner and anthropologist with an interest in how walkability creates safer, healthier streets. 

Oliver Coppard

Oliver Coppard

Mayor of South Yorkshire

Elected in 2022 with responsibility for transport and a commitment to an active travel network of 620 miles of walking and cycling lanes connecting towns and cities.​

Graham Grant

Graham Grant

Director of Planning and Development, Active Travel England ​

Formerly Assistant Director for Transport at Newcastle City Council, Graham has 15 years’ experience working in local and regional government.

Sara Dilmamode

Sara Dilmamode

BAME Planners Network & Director, Plan In

Plan In focusses on capacity building and improvement projects in the planning sector. Sara was a founding steering group member of the BAME Planners Network.

Stephen Edwards

Stephen Edwards

CEO, Living Streets

Stephen joined Living Streets in 2018, bringing a wealth of experience having spent 18 years advising associations on their public relations and communications strategies.

Martin Gilmour

Martin Gilmour

Deputy Director, Planning, Transport & Housing, Department for Transport

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Mark Corbin

Director of Network Resilience, Transport for West Midlands​

Kerry Perruzza

Strategic Transportation Manager, Doncaster Council

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We thank Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority for hosting the 2024 UK Walking Summit.

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The 2024 UK Walking Summit is generously supported by Tracsis.

Tracsis is a leading provider of software, hardware, data analytics/GIS and services for the rail, traffic data and wider transport industries. Tracsis’ purpose is to empower the world to move freely, safely and sustainably. 

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PARTNER WITH US

Commercial opportunities are available for the UK Walking Summit, click below to email our Corporate Partnerships team for more information.

OUR 2023 SUMMIT IN REVIEW

At our Summit in Leeds in March 2023, we discussed how improvements for walking can be delivered and explored how they can work for everyone. Our review of the event outlines the discussion and highlights best practice from across the UK. Download our UK Walking Summit paper here and watch some highlights below. 

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM TRACY BRABIN, MAYOR OF WEST YORKSHIRE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS FROM PROFESSOR CHRIS WHITTY, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR ENGLAND