“Reducing road danger: Empowering local communities in London”

We have decided to POSTPONE rather than CANCEL this conference until later this year – we will set a new date in the summer with our speakers as the COVID-19 situation develops. We have had substantial interest in the conference and think it would be wrong to abandon it. Regrettably road danger will not disappear in the meantime, and the need for such events will continue. Hopefully a new spirit of concern for public safety in the current emergency can give impetus to efforts to reduce road danger.

We look forward to re-posting details of the event later in the year.

Achieving Vision Zero involves Londoners being empowered to help deliver it.

Register here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reducing-road-danger-empowering-communities-in-london-tickets-95237966321  and join RoadPeace and Road Danger Reduction Forum in learning how Londoners are being empowered to reduce road danger.

London is committed to delivering Vision Zero – no deaths or serious injuries on the transport network by 2041. Yet 2018 saw 4,065 people reported killed or seriously injured. And road danger reduction goes beyond these statistics: people are deterred from cycling and walking (which the Mayor wants to increase) by their perception of road danger.

The fundamental reduction in road danger in London which is now on the agenda will involve Londoners themselves – empowered to assist in enforcing traffic law and successfully winning over local communities for bold initiatives.

Sessions will include presentations by Metropolitan Police on Vision Zero and 3rd party reporting, as well as experts in submitting footage and the technology behind it. Attendees will also hear from activists who have successfully campaigned within a community to reduce road danger, and the successes of Community Roadwatch.

Speakers include:

Baroness Jenny Jones: President RDRF, RoadPeace Patron and former Green MLA responsible for the “London’s Lawless Roads” report.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Cox: Roads and Transport Policing Command, Metropolitan Police, “Vision Zero: Enforcement and reducing road danger”

Ciara Lee, RoadPeace

TfL/MPS RoadSafe: 3rd party reporting

Clare Rogers, London Cycling Campaign: “Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: Winning over the local community

Jeremy Leach, Community Roadwatch: “Community Roadwatch: How to reduce speeds in your neighbourhood

+ CyclingMikey” on use of helmetcams; Paul Thompson (@raganello) on use of smart phones; Paul Hancon on the Cycliq bicycle light.

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