City of London event to focus on active travel

City of London ACN

A panel discussion involving Will Norman, London’s first walking and cycling commissioner, will be a highlight of a one-day event taking place in the City of London in June.

Organised by the the Active City Network, the branch of the City of London Road Danger Reduction Team that focuses on active travel, and the City of London Corporation, ‘Healthy City Streets’ takes place at the Guildhall on 5 June.

With the City of London having one of the highest densities of pedestrians and cyclists in London*, the event will look at a number of schemes being implemented to improve the safety and environment for active travellers.

Joining Will Norman on the panel at the evening conference will be Christopher Hayward, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s planning and transport committee and Sharon Ament, director of the Museum of London.

A perspective from mainland Europe will be provided by Morten Kabell, Copenhagen’s mayor of technical and environmental affairs.

The conference will be preceded by an afternoon of music, rides and walks along the City of London’s Quietways.

The conference will also see the launch of the Active City Network’s best practice guide.

Places at the event are limited – contact the City of London via email for more information or to register to attend.

*The City of London has the highest density of pedestrians and cyclists by both modal share and by total numbers for any local government area in the United Kingdom. 454,700 employees are registered within the Square Mile, of which more than 300,000 commute to work on any given day.

19 April 2017