City of London event celebrates active travel

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A one-day event taking place in the City of London later this month will discuss how to make central London a better place for walking and cycling.

Organised by the City of London’s Active City Network, the event is being held on 21 November as part of UK Road Safety Week (18-24 Nov).

Established by Brake more than 20 years ago, Road Safety Week seeks to raise public awareness of road safety issues, and is intended to act as ‘the driver for positive change on UK roads’.

The Active City Challenge event will begin with a series of presentations, with Dame Sarah Storey, walking and cycling commissioner for Sheffield, invited to deliver the keynote address.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on how to make central London streets ‘even better for walking and cycling’, chaired by alderman Alison Gowman.

The speakers comprise employers and sustainable transport experts:

  • Harry Badham, UK director of development, AXA REIM
  • Nina Swallow, environmental, health & safety, Nomura
  • Alison Turner, director, operations & infrastructure, Framestore

After the panel discussion, the Havebike City Cycle Challenge will pit ten teams of four on static bicycles to find the quickest team, with individual prizes also on offer.

The Active City Network says the City of London has the highest levels of both walking and cycling in London, and is working with businesses to improve the safety and comfort of our streets for active travel.

All proceeds from the event will go to Road Peace, a charity which supports victims of road collisions.

07 November 2019