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The future and power of a ‘pedestrian pound’

09 October, 2020

• IT’S easy to understand why people who are not familiar with the facts of people-friendly streets or Low-Traffic Neighbourhoods find it confusing to navigate the issue.

There’s a lot of misinformation swirling around at the moment. One event which might help is a forthcoming webinar organised by #inspiringsustainable islington on the topic of “The Power of the Pedestrian Pound”.

Traders might be apprehensive about changes to traffic in their local streets – this on top of precautions to manage the Covid-19 pandemic – and be wondering what the future holds.

We have three speakers who between them have extensive experience and who we are delighted to welcome to Islington, albeit digitally: Stephen Edwards, director of policy and communications from London Living Streets; Christopher Martin, co-founder and director of urban strategy at Urban Movement, and Clyde Loakes, deputy leader and lead on the environment, from Waltham Forest council.

Each will talk about their experiences and research into the topic of LTNs and the positive effects of these on footfall for businesses.

The Power of the Pedestrian Pound, Thursday October 15, from 5.30pm to 7pm. All welcome to sign up at:



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