Let's reclaim our pavements!

Urge your highway authority to prioritise pavement repairs

Our pavements should be safe for all. And yet too many of them are neglected, worn out, damaged - and unfit for walking.

One in three older people tell Living Streets that potholed and cracked pavements prevent them walking. The problem also affects young children and disabled people.

Add the costs to councils of people tripping and falling on unfit pavements, there's a clear need for a pedestrian fightback.

Write to your Highway Authority

Our campaign is about making streets for all ages, designed for people aged nine years old and 90 years old.

Highway Authorities are usually part of your county council or unitary authority. They are not spending enough on pavements. Roads continue to get priority while pedestrians run the gauntlet of neglected pavements.

Sound familiar? Use our simple form to call on your local highways authority (most likely your local council) to ensure pavements get their fair share of maintenance spending.

1. First, give us some details so we can address your letter and work out your highway authority