Event will promote active travel in City of London

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Users of the City of London’s ‘Quietway’ will be treated to an afternoon of music, rides and guided walks as part of an event being held next Tuesday (4 July).

The Quietway & Healthy City Streets event is being organised by the City of London Corporation in a bid to ‘engender better communication between different road users, and promote newly completed active travel infrastructure in the Square Mile’.

The event commences at 4.00pm with ‘Exchanging Places’, organised by City of London Police to give cyclists and HGV drivers a better understanding of what each party can see from their respective positions on the road.

At 4.30pm there will be a series of rides and walks along the Quietway, led by ‘Gog and Magog’ on a tandem, and Living Streets’ ‘giant foot’. Participation is free of charge but booking is essential please, via: www.quietways.london.

Other outdoor activities will include bike security marking, music performances by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as various stalls and stands.

At 6.00pm the event moves indoors with a panel discussion at Guildhall Crypts with panellists including: Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner of London; Christopher Hayward, City of London Corporation’s Chairman of Planning and Transportation; and Ann Kenrick, Master of Charterhouse.

A networking and drinks reception will follow at 7.00pm, which will include the launch of the Active City Network Best Practice Guide. Compiled in partnership with employers based in the City, the guide provides practical examples, case studies and interviews highlighting initiatives in various organisations across the City of London to promote and encourage active travel.

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

30 June 2017