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Healthy streets

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Residential streets are one of Lancashire's most valuable assets. They play a key role in supporting the County Council's objectives to develop high quality environments in which people can live, work and play. Although streets are used by people to access employment, education, leisure and many other services they also have a major role to play in affecting the overall quality of life of local people. They support social interaction and community activity and help reinforce local distinctiveness.

Healthy Streets is aimed at helping communities to work with the County Council and its partners to reclaim their streets and create more inclusive environments. By encouraging communities to engage in more street based activity including more walking and cycling it is hoped to maximise a range of benefits including:

  • Improved health and well being and reduced cost of physical inactivity
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved social capital and community cohesion
  • Improved perceptions of personal safety
For more information please email safertravelteam@lancashire.gov.uk. If you or your community are interested in developing a Healthy Streets Action Plan that helps to maximize the potential of your local area then please contact Caroline Holden on 07787005651.
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