Walking is good for business in our high streets

Improving our High Streets for walking is good for business

Living Streets has launched our updated Pedestrian Pound report which puts forward the business case for walking. Funded by Transport for Scotland, it looks at 20 case studies across the UK which show how making high streets better for walking can boost footfall and sales.

The report finds shoppers arriving on foot spend up to six times more than those who arrive by car.


High streets and town centres that are walkable, accessible and offer a diverse range of retail, culinary and cultural activities have a bright future.

Read our Pedestrian Pound report here and use it to inspire your local council to invest in your walking environment.

Many thanks for your support.

Stuart Hay
Living Streets Scotland