A calendar of upcoming road safety events taking place across London

September 2017

7 September 2017
Tackling Potholes and Improving Road Maintenance: Developing a Sustainable Strategy to Address Potholes on UK Roads 
Organised by Public Policy Exchange : Central London
This event will examine the latest funding allocations for the £250m Pothole Action Fund and discuss the key findings of the 2017 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey. Delegates will gain insights into how local highway authorities can improve their public communications to provide clear and transparent road repair information, develop strategies on collaborative work across neighbouring authorities to improve efficiencies and learn more about the changes to funding structures. More

19 September 2017
Transport Accessibility: Improving public transport for disabled people
Organised by Westminster Briefing : Central London
With the new draft accessibility action plan to be published later this year, join Angela Greenaway, Head of Transport Accessibility & Inclusion Strategy, Department for Transport and Faryal Velmi, Director, Transport for All for an up-to-date brief and to discuss the challenges and solutions for disable people when using public transport. More

27-28 September 2017
Media Training Course (two days)
Organised by Road Safety GB Academy in partnership with Hackney Council’s Road Safety Team • The Tomlinson Centre, Hackney, London
This two-day course covers a wide range of topics including the media landscape, the role of PR and media management, writing for news and interview scenarios including TV/OB and radio. More

28 September 2017
Healthy Streets Awards
Organised by Landor Links : Walthamstow
Taking place on 28 September at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall, the awards recognise and reward excellence in the planning and delivery of healthy street improvements in towns and cities in Great Britain and Ireland. More


October 2017

4-5 October 2017
Every Journey, Every Child: International Conference
Organised by the FIA Foundation : London
Under the notion that every child has the right to use roads and streets without threat to life or health, this conference takes a child health perspective to showcase, to an international policy audience, London’s approach to tackling air pollution and implementing healthy streets. More

19 October 2017
Reducing suicides on UK roads
Organised by PACTS : Westminster
Some 6,000 people take their lives every year in the UK, often involving transport. The railway industry, working with Samaritans, has developed interventions that are having positive results. The roads sector lags behind. Data from Highways England suggests it is a significant problem but the wider scale of the tragedy is unknown and action is not co-ordinated. This conference will bring together experts from many sectors, including transport, health, emergency services, academia and government. More

25 October 2017
Evaluation and data workshop
Organised by RoSPA and PHE : London
This free workshop will cover the basics of road safety evaluation – including an overview of the evaluation process and the basic steps to evaluating a road safety intervention – before looking a newly available data set which can be used as part of the evaluation process. More

November 2017

22 November 2017
Active Travel and the Square Mile
Organised by the Active City Network : Museum of London
This one-day event will feature talks by distinguished guests, including Sharon Ament – director of the Museum of London, on active travel in the square mile. The event also includes a tour of the CITY IS OURS exhibition, followed by networking. More