Michael Loveday

Mike Loveday (Photo: Charlotte Gilhooly)

Mike Loveday, chair of Living Streets – putting Living Streets 80th year in context

Mike gave a history of the organisation, highlighting decade by decade advances. In 1928, when the Pedestrians Association was formed, there was no Highway Code, no driving test (a driving license could be purchased for 5 shillings), and no speed limits. There were around 100,000 vehicles on the road and 6,127 road deaths were recorded during the year. By 2008 the number of vehicles has risen to 21 million while the number of deaths had fallen to 2,947. Read the rest of this entry »