Published: 24th JUNE 2022

Street Talks

There is a movement to make London’s streets and public spaces fairer, healthier, greener and more liveable. Street Talks are a series of informal events open to everyone.

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Street Talks inform, include and inspire:

  • They inform Londoners about bold and ambitious ideas for the future of public spaces in London.
  • They include people from all backgrounds and perspectives in the discussion.
  • They inspire action by the audience to create change.

Street Talks bring together experts and organisers, leaders and campaigners, to work out how London can become a more liveable and equitable city for everyone.

Inherited from the Movement for Liveable London, Sustrans has been leading the organisation and management of Street Talks since 2017.


Who can take part?

The events are open to everyone: professionals, commentators, campaigners and individuals.

Each event includes guest speakers and gives the opportunity for collaborative thinking and sharing.

A full back catalogue of Street Talks up to 2016 can be found on the Movement for Liveable London website.


Go to the next Street Talks event

We hold two to three Street Talks a year.

You can find more details about the next event and how to register on Eventbrite.


Street Talks Videos

Watch more Street Talks videos on our YouTube channel.

Great Green Routes for London: we brought together three expert speakers to discuss how London can create an inspiring network of great green walking and cycling routes through London’s green spaces and waterways.

#StreetTalks on the street. Build it and who will come? Sustrans brought together three experts to discuss “who will come” when new cycle infrastructure is introduced, and what more, beyond quality infrastructure, needs to be introduced to enable everyone that wants to, to cycle.

Our panel of community and transport speakers discuss how road space was reallocated in London and elsewhere in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the impact of transport planning on racial inequalities.

How can the way we travel strengthen our communities? Our panel of experts and grassroots campaigners discuss how communities in London can be built around the travel culture and infrastructure, not divided by it.

How can we improve personal safety on London’s streets? Watch this video on how the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime, architects and academics see how London’s streets can be made safer.

“Are London’s streets for everyone?” The expert panel discussed who is welcome and safe on London’s streets, who is excluded, and what can be done to improve the situation.

Gergely Raccuja, Strategic Consultant at Amey, and winner of the 2017 Wolfson Prize presents at Sustrans #StreetTalks event 23 January 2018.

London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, speaks at #StreetTalks 22 February 2017.

How can London become a 20 minute city? talk from October 2020.

March 2021 #StreetTalks: The panel discuss how equity can be placed at the heart of urban planning in London.

Interested in attending an event? Have a look at what's on.

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