Road safety contacts
Mark Bunting | Team Leader, Road Safety | 020 3045 5875 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Barrett | Road Safety Officer | 020 3045 5753
Pauline Rootsey | School Crossing Patrol Supervisor | 020 3045 4869
Every local authority has a duty to promote road safety. Bexley is committed to cutting the number of people killed or injured on the borough's roads through a combination of engineering, enforcement and education.
The road safety team is responsible for changing behaviour using education, training and publicity. This work is done with all ages and all road users, but most of our work is delivered to children and young adults.
The team also runs the school crossing patrol service (lollipop people) and encourages parents and their children to walk or cycle to school instead of going by car.
More information on some of our work is available via the following links below.
We work with partners from two charities (Living Streets and the KM Charity Group) to promote walking to school in the borough. Both of these charities use incentive schemes to reward children for walking to and from school.
Work with schools
We run various educational and training projects within schools and colleges to promote safer behaviour on our roads. These include: Children's Traffic Club, Walkability, Bikeability, Junior Road Safety Officers and various theatre in education productions.
We arrange these Certificate of Professional Competence approved courses for drivers of large vehicles that regularly use Bexley’s Roads. The courses teach the drivers about these needs and action of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. Part of this training puts the drivers on bikes so that they can get a cyclist’s perspective of driving near large vehicles.
Supported by Transport for London, the London Borough of Bexley designed and implemented in 2013 an innovative scheme for transport and public realm improvement of Bexleyheath Town Centre. This involved the application of the ‘shared space’ concept that aims to achieve a safer and more efficient balance in the requirement of all road users – pedestrians, cyclists and car drivers, whilst also improving the quality of the public space. Since the implementation of this scheme, there has been a 36% reduction in road collisions in the shared space areas and an increase in footfall. The scheme received wide recognition by other local authorities and won the prestigious London Transport 2014 Award in the category “Excellence in Walking and Public Realm”.