With 2016 drawing to a close, the London Road Safety Council (LRSC) is gearing up for its centenary year, including a special one-day conference in January to celebrate 100 years of road safety in the Capital.
Sadiq Khan has appointed the Capital’s first full-time walking and cycling commissioner in an effort to get Londoners ‘of all ages and backgrounds’ to take up active travel.
The prevalent issues surrounding those who travel by two wheels, both motorised and pedal, will be scrutinised in two presentations at the London Road Safety Council’s centenary conference.
Transport for London (TfL) has seen its work to improve the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists across the Capital recognised with a prestigious international award.
Each of London’s 33 boroughs will benefit from £220m of new TfL funding in 2017/18, designed to make the Capital’s streets ‘greener, healthier and safer’.
A one day conference taking place in April 2017 will focus on cycling’s role in the future of London and other cities.
Transport minister Chris Grayling has criticised London’s cycling infrastructure, suggesting that too many cycle lanes in the Capital are badly designed.
More than £150m per year will be spent on cycling in the Capital over the next five years as Transport for London (TfL) looks to encourage a shift towards more healthy and active travel.
The London Road Safety Council (LRSC) is backing two campaigns launched yesterday (1 Dec) to tackle the threat posed by drink and drug drivers on roads across the Capital and the rest of the country during the festive period.