So, this is a bit anecdotal but I think it holds true nonetheless: walkable cities are more exciting cities. Not only do they tend to be healthier and less polluted than those built around the car: they’re also more likely to have what one can only describe as cool stuff. To talk about why we should all get walking, and what mayors and planners can do to encourage us, this week I’m joined by Steve Chambers, from the charity Living Streets. We talk about the planned pedestrianisation of London’s Oxford Street; what a ‘walking network’ might look like; and what we can all learn from Coventry. Skylines is the podcast from the New Statesman's cities site, CityMetric. It's hosted by Jonn Elledge.