Conference on road danger reduction and enforcement in London

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A one-day conference ‘Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement: How policing can support walking and cycling in London’

Organised by RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims; the Road Danger Reduction Forum; CTC, the national cycling charity; and the London Cycling Campaign, the conference will highlight what the Metropolitan Police Service and Transport for London are doing to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety, and what changes campaigners would like to see. The conference is aimed at non-professional road safety campaigners, Councillors, and transport, health and road safety professionals concerned with safety on the roads.

The conference will be chaired jointly by Lord Berkeley, President of the Road Danger Reduction Forum and Vice-President of CTC, and Baroness Jenny Jones MLA.

The conference, which is free of charge, will be hosted by LB Southwark at 160 Tooley Street (http://www.southwark.gov.uk/location) on:

Saturday November 1st  :  10.30am – 3.45pm.

  To register for the conference  go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/traffic-law-enforcement-conference-tickets-13438006439   

 Lord Berkeley says: “Attention is rightly directed at how our streets are engineered for people walking and cycling. But we also need to have road traffic law properly enforced – for the safety of all road users – if we are to reduce danger to cyclists and pedestrians.

The conference has been welcomed by the 20’s plenty campaign and the Transport and Health Study Group. Conference programme is below here:

Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement: How policing can support walking and cycling in London

Venue: 160 Tooley Street (http://www.southwark.gov.uk/location)

    Schedule Speakers
10.15-10.45 Registration and coffee
10.45 Opening comments Lord Berkeley, President Road Danger Reduction Forum (RDRF) CHAIR MORNING SESSION
10.55-11.35 Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement Dr. Robert Davis, Chair RDRF
11.35-12.00 Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System Amy Aeron-Thomas, Executive Director, RoadPeace, National charity for road crash victims
12.00-12.15 Break
12.15-12.45 Enforcement: reducing danger to walkers Brenda Puech, Hackney Living Streets
12.45-13.15 Enforcement: reducing danger to cyclists Charlie Lloyd, London Cycling Campaign
13.15-14.00 Lunch. (A sandwich lunch will be provided)
  Baroness Jenny Jones, MLA. CHAIR AFTERNOON SESSION
14.00-14.10 Southwark Cycling Strategy and policing Cllr Mark Williams, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, Southwark Council
14.10-14.40 Roads Policing and Transport Command: new approaches MPS Roads Policing and Transport CommandRepresentative
14.40-15.15 Enforcement—a priority for Safer Streets for London Siwan Hayward, Deputy Director, TfL Enforcement and On-Street Operations
15.15-15.45 Roundtable: LCC, CTC, RoadPeace, RDRF, CTC (The national cyclists’ charity) and close

One thought on “Conference on road danger reduction and enforcement in London

  1. Tim Potter

    It’s encouraging to see that you’re having this conference after reading the article about all of the hit-and-run bike and pedestrian accidents you’re experiencing there in London (http://road.cc/content/news/134456-almost-900-cyclists-were-victims-hit-and-runs-london-last-year)
    Pls consider holding a Ride of Silence event this coming May as a way to honor and remember those bicyclists killed or seriously injured. It will help you raise awareness to the problem and at the same time is a very moving and thought-provoking event for your bicycling community. http://www.rideofsilence.org

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