New date for Healthy City Streets event

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A one-day conference, designed to help create a harmonious road environment in the City of London, will now take place on 4 July at the Guildhall.

Originally scheduled for 5 June, ‘Healthy City Streets’ was postponed as a result of the terror attack in the London Bridge area on 3 June.

A panel discussion involving Will Norman, London’s first walking and cycling commissioner, will be a highlight of the rescheduled event, which has been organised by 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.

With the City of London having one of the highest densities of pedestrians and cyclists in the UK*, the event will aim to engender better communication between different road users and promote newly completed active travel infrastructure in the Square Mile.

City of London ACN

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 Ann Kenrick, master of Charterhouse.

It is hoped that a perspective from mainland Europe will be provided by Harriët Tiemens, deputy mayor of Nijmegen, Holland, who has been invited to the event.

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

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

12 June 2017