More supportive authorities
Communities have the right to expect authorities to provide for, support and safeguard their ability and choice to walk.
- Commit to a clear, concise and comprehensive action plan for walking to set targets, secure stakeholder support and guide investment to include the following actions:
- Involve all relevant agencies (especially transport, planning, health, education and police), at all levels, to recognise the importance of supporting and encouraging walking and to encourage complementary policies and actions
- Consult, on a regular basis, local organisations representing people on foot and other relevant groups including young people, the elderly and those with limited ability
- Collect quantitative and qualitative data about walking (including the motivations and purpose of trips, the number of trips, trip stages, time and distance walked, time spent in public spaces and levels of satisfaction)
- Integrate walking into the training and on-going staff professional development for transport and road safety officers, health practitioners, urban planners and designers in particular
- Provide the necessary ongoing resources to implement the adopted action plan