Walking Publics

a group of people stand together in an outdoors space
Yarmouth Springs Eternal – Genevieve Rudd in partnership with originalprojects. Image Credit: Becky Demmen/Supporting Your Art
a group of people stand together in an outdoors space
Yarmouth Springs Eternal – Genevieve Rudd in partnership with originalprojects. Image Credit: Becky Demmen/Supporting Your Art

Through this strand of the project we seek to capture the experiences of the walking public during the pandemic

We recognise how beneficial walking can be to human wellbeing, placemaking, community building, and environmental sustainability. Through our Public Survey and Walking Interviews, conducted in 2021, we have gathered a range of experiences of how people walked (or didn’t) during COVID-19. We have also identified creative approaches and interventions made or encountered during lockdown (e.g. stone trails, art paths, pavement writing). We are keen to share our findings about how walking has been experienced during lockdown, and the barriers that prevented people from walking.

In 2022 we will publish a Project Report on how people experienced walking during the pandemic. Once published, the report will be freely available from our website.