Build Back Better

Now that the lockdown is beginning to ease, instead of noticing the tropically blue skies and birdsong, we are watching the cars take over our streets again. And as the 1st of June rolls around, those of us living near primary schools are wondering whether the pavement parking and idling vehicles will appear again withContinue reading “Build Back Better”

The quiet streets of London

Where in the UK can you wander round streets re-designed for walking and cycling? The ‘Mini Holland‘ scheme in Waltham Forest, London E17, is one such place – you can wander down the middle of long roads with barely any traffic; listen to the birds singing and children playing in playgrounds far away from busyContinue reading “The quiet streets of London”

A space for community not commuters

It’s November 2019 and the neighbourhood of St Denys feels like it’s on the cusp of transformative change. We’re coming to the end of a great year for the Breathing Spaces project, with lots of engagement on clean air issues and resident-led projects kickstarting local action. Southampton City Council also recently launched its Connecting StContinue reading “A space for community not commuters”