Street Design for Walking: What about quality?

Enabling and encouraging walking means designing better streets and retrofitting existing street environments. The question is how...

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Press Release: Improving the walkability of stations would quickly reduce emissions, improve safety and make Cairo a more healthy and sustainable city

A new report on pedestrian safety, comfort and accessibility, published today - Transport Day at COP28 - highlights a quick...

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All you need to know to join us in Walk21 Kigali

The 23rd International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities is coming and we have some updates for your participation.

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Tirana Walking Action Plan launched

The Tirana Walking Action Plan was launched at an event on 4th July by Deputy Mayor Anuela Ristani. The Plan...

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Trans-Safe Africa: How to Radically Transform Road Safety in Africa

TRANS-SAFE includes 30 partners (including Walk21 Foundation), from across Africa and Europe working together to transform road safety supported by...

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Report: ITF countries could do better for walking and cycling, says PATH report

ITF member countries are increasing their commitment to walking and cycling policies and strategies but more needs to be done...

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Workshop Series: Stepping Stones for Better Walking Environments

In a series of interviews, Walk21 is recording the experiences of persons who have been committed to the development of...

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Next up in the series on National Policy: Ireland, Portugal, England and Czech Republic

In a series of interviews, Walk21 is recording the experiences of persons who have been committed to the development of...

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National policy for walking – Join the conversation!

In a series of interviews, Walk21 is recording the experiences of persons who have been committed to the development of...

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Report: Walkability App registers women’s perception of city environments in Dublin

A new study using the Walkability App in Dublin provides new insights into how women perceive city environments. 64 women...

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New project STEPUP will address women’s feelings of safety when walking

New project STEPUP will address women's feelings of safety when walking.

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Become part of Walk21 Kigali! Call for Contributions has opened

Become part of Walk21 Kigali! The Call for Contributions has opened.

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From sitting traffic to active people – Walk21 will provide expertise to eight cities in new Interreg project

Walk21 Europe is delighted to be nominated as a knowledge partner in the new Interreg project Active Cities, which was...

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Call for Papers: ‘Law, Accessibility and Inclusion for Pedestrians with Disabilities’

The academic journal Laws has opened a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on the theme Law, Accessibility and...

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Walk21 and CIVINET Greece-Cyprus partner to enable active travel

CIVINET Greece-Cyprus and Walk21 are delighted to announce the start of a cooperation to support more active travel across Greece...

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National policy training – Registrations have opened

Registrations have opened for free interactive training and support to national governments during May and June 2023.

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A Pan-European Masterplan for Walking: partners draw inspiration from Rotterdam

Partners of the Transport, Environment & Health Pan-European Partnership (THE PEP) draw inspiration from case studies from Rotterdam for the...

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Save the date: Walk21 Kigali 2023

Walk21 Kigali will be held on 16-19 October 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda. It is the 23rd edition of the International...

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Pathways to Walkable Cities: Submit your case study

Walk21 invites you to submit a case study for walking in your community, city, country or region. By submitting for...

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Webinar on 13 December: Put walking on the map

On 13 December, Walk21 is hosting three webinars on the Pathways to Walkable Communities platform. The webinars will present the...

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Walking and cycling must play a greater role in decarbonising transport, according to over 400 organisations: report from COP27

Over 400 organisations from 73 countries signed the PATH (Partnership for Active Travel and Health) open letter calling on government...

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Call for Papers: ‘Law, Accessibility and Inclusion for Pedestrians with Disabilities’

The academic journal Laws has opened a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on the theme Law, Accessibility and...

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COP27: national delegations receive PATH letter

At the COP27 climate summit, the Open Letter from the PATH coalition was handed over to multiple national delegations. The...

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Walking policy training announced at COP27

New policy training is announced today by a partnership of Walk21 and Volvo Research and Education Foundation (VREF) to support...

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Walk21 contributes to COP27 summit

Walk21 will be contributing to a number of sessions in the second week of COP27 climate summit.

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COP27: Sign the open letter

As part of the Partnership for Active Travel and Health, Walk21 is issuing an open letter to governments and cities,...

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Make way for walking and cycling: PATH partnership and headline report launched with support from FIA Foundation

Today marks the official launch of PATH, the Partnership for Active Travel and Health. PATH is a new global coalition...

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New organisation Walk21 Europe to provide leadership for walking in Europe

A new not-for-profit organisation has been launched to provide evidence-based expertise to countries, cities and communities across Europe that want...

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Report: Walking and Cycling in Africa – Evidence and Good Practice to Inspire Action

Walk21, together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), published the first report to present...

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Walk21 Ireland: experts to descend on Dublin for global walking conference

Walk21 Ireland, the 22nd International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities, will be held in Ireland for the first...

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Walk21 joins SUM4All’s Steering Committee

This month, Walk21 has been voted to be the civil society representative on the Steering Committee of the World Banks’...

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Europe’s Urban Mobility Framework – Open Letter

Walk21 is one of thirteen European associations to sign an Open Letter on the upcoming Urban Mobility Framework.  The letter states:...

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Women start reporting on Dublin’s Walkability

Walk21’s new Walkability.App went live on 4th November in Dublin, giving citizens the opportunity to report on their walking experiences,...

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Improving Walkability in Prague

Walk21 was delighted to speak at the Prague Walking conference 21 – 22 September 2021 which was expertly organised by...

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Making Tirana the most walkable city

Walk21 is very pleased to be working with GIZ for the next two years to support the development of Tirana...

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‘Our walking is our asset’: Exploring the way in which walking is valued in pedestrian practice and policy in African cities

With the support of The High Volume Transport programme managed by IMC Worldwide and funded by UK Aid Walk21 coordinated...

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The 6th UN Global Road Safety Week demands “Streets for Life”!

Today is the start for the  6th UN Global Road Safety Week calling on policymakers to act for low speed streets worldwide,...

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The Jane’s Walks weekend is coming up

In the beginning of May – this year 7-9 May – it is time again for the global Jane’s Walks weekend.  Jane’s...

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Shared mobility provider TIER signs The International Charter for Walking

We are happy to announce that shared mobility provider TIER has signed The International Charter for Walking underlining the importance...

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Report: Africa’s COVID-19 Mobility Response

As we continue to live under restrictions and mobility limitations, walking continues to be critical to access our local area, to meet...

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The Africa Network for Walking and Cycling

The Africa Network for Walking and Cycling was developed during 2020 and is a space for organisations and experts to convene and...

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Meet the Walk21 Seoul Speakers

During Walk21 Seoul we are looking forward to hearing from many new voices and catching up with the Walk21 family on the...

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The Walk21 Seoul Programme at a Glance

Walk21 Seoul will be our first fully virtual conference.  From 26-28 May more than 50 speakers from 24 countries will share...

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Fresh Academic Perspectives on Walking

In the day to day work for walkable cities, planners, policy makers and advocates alike require new ideas and a...

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City of Cork, Ireland signs The International Charter for Walking

We are happy to announce the City of Cork, Ireland as one of our latest signatories of The International Charter...

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Ambato puts pedestrians back into the heart of their town centre

One year after signing The International Charter for Walking, the Mayor of Ambato, Ecuador has launched the works to put...

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Berlin becomes first German city with a specific Pedestrian Law

At the end of January, Berlin’s state parliament passed a so-called Pedestrian Law laying out an ambitious to-do list for improving walkability...

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Programming the first virtual Walk21 Conference

We are busy preparing the program for Walk21 Seoul, coming your way on 26-28 May. It will be a fully...

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Looking forward to 2021 and our 21st Conference

We look forward to a fresh start in 2021!  With the promise of vaccines and the imperatives of climate change...

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2020 – Walking through a transformative year

What a year 2020 turned out to be!  Like all of you, we expected everything from 2020 but not a...

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More colour on sidewalks in times of COVID!

In uplifting news we want to share a small and beautiful initiative from Ontario, Canada.  At a time when COVID-19 painted...

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Advocacy organizations ask EU-Commission to make walking, cycling and public transport the primary urban modes by 2050

Walk21 joins a diverse coalition of 17 associations to call upon the European Commission to commit to modal shift and...

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WHO releases new “Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour”

Current global estimates show that one in four adults and about 80% of adolescents do not have enough physical activity. This...

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Suggest projects for UN-Habitat’s “Best Practice Guide for Walking and Cycling in African Cities”

In collaboration with UNHABITAT, and together with the active transport expert Gail Jennings, we are currently preparing a Best Practice Guide...

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Recommended upcoming events

And last but not least we want to notify you about two interesting upcoming events:The Third Annual Women and Transportation African...

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UNFCCC: RACE TO ZERO Dialogues on Transport

The Race To Zero Dialogues (9-19 November) are critical inputs to the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues from 23 Nov – Dec 4 to...

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Symposium: 2020 – A Year Without Public Space

On 7 November, Walk21 Founder Jim Walker will speak to conclude an exciting symposium – 2020 A Year Without Public Space – that will...

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“Let’s Go” – Germany to advance walking with a national strategy

At Germany’s recent National Walking Congress, Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer announced that the Ministry for Transport and Innovation will develop a National Walking...

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Ambato, Equador to pedestrianize its city centre

In early March 2020, at the 5th Transport and Climate Change Week in Berlin, Ambato’s Mayor Javier Altamirano, was inspired to sign The...

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“Rotterdam Walks 2025” – A dedicated walking policy on municipal level

This October Rotterdam’s Municipal Executive has adopted Rotterdam Loopt 2025 (Rotterdam Walks 2025) – the city’s first dedicated policy to improve walkability...

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School children and hospital patients given the walkability they asked for

In Lagos, Nigeria, the STRIDE tool has also enabled school children and hospital staff and patients to ask for better...

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Women in Dublin invited to improve their local walkability

Walk21, in partnership with the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and the Sustainable Urban Development Centre in Pontifical Catholic University of Chile...

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Being busy with online events

As the year 2020 proceeds we are getting increasingly adapted to this new reality of online events. Here are a...

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Discussing Africa’s COVID–19 response

On 27 October Walk21 Founder Jim Walker will participate in this year’s Volvo Research Forum (VREF) on the Future of Urban...

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America Walks’ Community Change Grants – Apply until 9 November 2020!

For our readers in the USA: You can now submit your projects for the America Walks Community Change Grants until 9 November....

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Sydney’s Great West Walk project wins Community Based Initiative Award

In news from Australia, the Blacktown City Council recently won the Community Based Initiative Award from the NSW Branch of...

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The Dutch “Space for Walking” Platform

It is always wonderful to see how the Walk21 family gathers during the Walk21 Conference, developing ideas and inspiring new...

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Launching the Africa Network for Walking and Cycling

This Tuesday the Africa Network for Walking and Cycling was launched with an initial hub of international partners and researchers. The initiative...

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It’s World Car Free Day on 22 September

22 September is World Car Free Day. Numerous activities take place on this day in cities around the globe to...

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UN General Assembly declares a second Decade of Action on Road Safety

Around 1.35 million people worldwide die in traffic crashes each year, with over 300,000 being pedestrians.  This is a crisis recognised by...

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European Mobility Week 2020 is happening!

From 16 to 22 September EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020 invites you to demonstrate your engagement and actions for sustainable and clean mobility. This year’s...

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Raise your voice for walking: Public consultation on the European Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility (SSSM)

The European Commission is working on a comprehensive Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility. The strategy will set a pathway...

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In memoriam Mayor Park Won-soon

We were deeply saddened to hear of Mayor Park’s passing. He was an active champion of walking for the citizens...

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New date and online formats for next year’s Walk21 Seoul Conference

The plans for the 21st Walk21 conference in Seoul have had to respond to the international COVID-19 crisis and local political circumstances We...

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European mobilityweek 2020 will celebrate “Zero-emission mobility for all”!

There are about 40 days to go until European mobilityweek 2020.  From 16-22 September municipalities, businesses, NGOs and schools across Europe...

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A new book for 21st Century Slow Cities!

We are happy to introduce a new book by Paul Tranter (Honorary Associate Professor of Geography, School of Science at...

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COVID–19 responses in the Flemish Region: A Sustainable Mobility Toolbox and “Summer Streets” for a ‘staycation’!

As COVID–19 changes the way we move and use public space, citizens and governments around the world adapt to this...

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Welcome to two new champions for walking

Two of the world’s biggest walking advocacy organisations have appointed new leaders.  Living Streets in the UK has new CEO Mary Creagh...

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Moving towards closing the gender gaps in urban transport and public space

This week we see in Mumbai India, female traffic signals are being installed to symbolize the importance of gender equality...

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Focus on walking in Africa

On the continent with some of the highest mode shares of walking – we are pleased to be working with...

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Are Vulnerable Road Users a sign for “Transport Planning Vulnerability”?

We have long advocated to rethink the expression: “Vulnerable Road Users” , to focus on Road Danger and to reframe people walking...

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The International Charter for Walking supports walking advocacy in Iceland!

The Mayor of Grindavik, Iceland signs the International Charter for Walking with Sesselja Traustadottir. The International Charter for Walking is...

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Ireland steps up for walking

The recently formed government of Ireland has dramatically stepped up the support for walking and cycling. In the draft Programme for...

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Innovation in Gender Equality and Sustainable Transport

Walk21 attended the meeting on ‘Innovation in Transport for Gender Equality’ organised by International Transport Forum (ITF) On Monday 27...

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Who are the superheros for road safety?

As we look towards the 3rd Global Ministerial for Road Safety in Stockholm next year, which seeks to review the...

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Looking Back at a Great 2019!

This year has been a milestone for Walk21. We have celebrated our 20th conference anniversary and have established many new...

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More Footprints = Less Carbon

With COP25 saved by Madrid and looking to address the Climate Emergency we face, we cannot stress enough: Provision for...

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Walk21 at Transport Day 2019

We look forward to join the PPMC Transport Day 2019 on Friday 6 December, that will take place within COP25...

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Walk21 Seoul Conference Themes

We are delighted to be hosting the 21st International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities in partnership with the City...

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The Walk21 Seoul Call for Proposals is open!

We are delighted to be hosting the 21st International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities in partnership with the City...

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PARIS signs The International Charter for Walking

Walk21 was delighted that as the first step in their new plan was for Christoph Najdovski, Vice Mayor of the...

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Q&A: Meet the Walk21 Movement

Cities across the United States are investing in new policies and projects to increase amenities for residents looking to walk...

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Applying the STRIDE Walkability Tool in Lagos

As part of the TUMI funded project Walk21 Director Jim Walker recently visited Lagos, Nigeria to progress a pilot for...

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