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Potholes in pavements leaving over-65s stuck indoors, says Living Streets

05 May 2019
Kate Humble, television presenter and author, is promoting the campaign. “Walking doesn’t have to be about climbing mountains; you can get just as much from a walk around your local town,” she said. “What does make a difference is having a town which feels safe to walk in – whether you’re nine or 90. If your pavements are a bit cracked, you’re worried about tripping or you don’t have enough benches or good lighting, visit the Living Streets website for information on how you can help improve your local area.”
Kate Humble, television presenter and author, is promoting the campaign. “Walking doesn’t have to be about climbing mountains; you can get just as much from a walk around your local town,” she said. “What does make a difference is having a town which feels safe to walk in – whether you’re nine or 90. If your pavements are a bit cracked, you’re worried about tripping or you don’t have enough benches or good lighting, visit the Living Streets website for information on how you can help improve your local area.”

 

Cracked and uneven pavements make nearly a third of older people feel unsafe when walking on their local streets. The YouGov survey from Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, was released for National Walking Month.

Living Streets is calling for councils to remember pavement potholes when repairing their roads to enable the most vulnerable to feel happier and safer using their streets. It is part of Living Streets’ #nine90 campaign which aims to highlight the need for...

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