Free event will focus on vulnerable road users and active travel

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A one-day event taking place next week will discuss how to reduce the danger faced by London’s vulnerable road users and how to promote active travel within the Square Mile.

‘Safer in the City: Protecting our road users’ is being organised by the City of London Council in partnership with RoadPeace* and Fieldfisher*. It takes place next Monday (12 September) at Riverbank House, the offices of Fieldfisher, between 4.30pm and 8pm.

Featuring a panel of high profile speakers from across the UK, the event will provide an opportunity for City-based employers and workers to express their views and concerns and understand how to reduce the danger for those who commute by foot or bicycle.

The event will comprise three sessions – a ‘panel discussion’, ‘policy and enforcement’ and ‘road users’. A drinks reception after the presentations will provide an additional opportunity for networking.

During the ‘policy and enforcement’ session delegates will hear from Val Shawcross, deputy mayor for transport, chief inspector Hector McKoy from City of London Police and Simon Bradbury, TfL’s senior strategy and planning manager.

The ‘road users’ session will include presentations from Cynthia Barlow, chairman of RoadPeace, Steve McNamara of the Licenced Taxi Drivers Association, Jacqueline O’Donovan from O’Donovan Waste and Dr Rachel Aldred, senior lecturer in transport at the University of Westminster.

The event is free to attend and open to anyone with an interest in creating safer streets for City workers and residents. For more information or to book a place contact Sheila Moules at the City of London Corporation.

*RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims and is a membership organisation. Fieldfisher is a multinational law firm headquartered in London.

06 September 2016