THE Ramblers walking charity is calling on people in Clydebank to nominate their area for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award.

They are searching for the places that put pedestrians first and lead the way in making it possible for residents to walk every day.

Now in its second year, the Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award celebrates local authorities, developers, individuals and communities that have made positive changes to help make neighbourhoods more walkable.

This could be by making routes and public spaces greener, building mixed-use developments that encourage active travel or improving the way local streets connect people to the places they want to go.

Vanessa Griffiths, the Ramblers’ chief executive, said: “We have a vision of a country designed for walking, in the open countryside, and close to where we all live and work.

“By making it easy for people to walk their everyday local journeys, we help them live more active, healthier lives.

“Not only that, we help tackle some of society’s biggest problems including growing levels of obesity, social isolation, congestion and air pollution.

“Sadly, for many of us the areas we live in have been designed to favour cars rather than people, making walking unsafe, or unpleasant.”

This award aims to highlight the places and people that are already doing a great job to make walking easier in their local neighbourhoods.

They also want to encourage others to think about the small changes they could make to improve the walkability of their neighbourhoods and health and wellbeing of their residents, while creating more vibrant communities.

To nominate your neighbourhood, visit and give them the details about the changes that have made it a great place for walking. The deadline is March 3, 2019.

The winner will be decided by public vote in summer 2019.