Road safety contacts
Rory McMullan | Road Danger Reduction and Behaviour Change Manager | 020 7332 1471 | Rory.firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Bending | |020 7332 1234 | RDR@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Sheila Moules | Road Safety Officer
Alison Gowman | email@example.com
The City of London Corporation is committed to improving safety for all road users in the Square Mile. The health and well-being of everyone who works, visits, lives or studies here is of the utmost importance.
The Road Safety Team as part of the Road Danger Reduction Partnership (RDRP) develops and delivers road safety education, training, and publicity to promote behaviour change and aid the protection of vulnerable road users.
The work undertaken by the Road Safety Team includes:
- Exchanging Places - cyclists and pedestrians can experience the blindspots and danger zones from inside the cab of a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV)
- Road safety business advice and exhibitions
- Road safety days/events
- Road safety public awareness and campaigns
- Specific safety education and training lessons
- Driver assessments
- In-car safety advice/checks
- RDR Partnership presentation, workshops, seminars
Active City Network
The aim of the Active City Network is to establish a communications channel to both talk to and get feedback from employers about initiatives we are planning in the City to support safer commuting. Through the Network we can provide training and encouragement for workers to enjoy a safer more active journey to work. Therefore we invite all businesses in the Square Mile to join the Active City Network.
Why encourage more staff to walk and cycle to work and for business travel more safely, more often?
- Improve staff fitness and health
- Improve City air quality
- Reduce congestion
- Improve punctuality
- Improve productivity
- Create safer streets for all
The Road Safety Team encourages you to think about your own safety when walking especially when crossing roads. It is important that all road users are aware of each other, that they understand the rules of the road and are considerate to each other. This applies to pedestrians just as much as to drivers and riders.
Our advice is simple:
- Put the device down
- Take the headphones off
- Look up and listen for traffic
- Make eye contact with drivers or riders before crossing the street
The City of London Corporation supports the Mayor's Vision for Cycling in London and we see the City as playing a key part in achieving that vision with the Cycle Action Plan.
The City's 20 mph speed limit aims to reduce the dangers from speeding vehicles on the streets improving conditions for cyclists and pedestrians.
The City has a network of Quietways and permeability routes to aid the cyclists with easier or less congested cycle journeys that link up to major routes and the Cycle Superhighways. The quieter routes have less traffic and can be cycled at a more leisurely pace.
The City also offers skills training to improve safe cycling.
Motorcycles, mopeds and scooters
The third most vulnerable road users in the City of London are Power Two Wheel (P2W) riders.
The City of London's Road Safety Team and the City of London Police offer advice and guidance to individuals. They run events, workshops or seminars for businesses to raise awareness. To find out more, email the road safety team.
Child road safety
The Road Safety Team provides comprehensive programmes to educate school children and help schools with information and advice for lessons and/or events to raise awareness of road dangers.
Children enjoy a fun-packed programme while being taught valuable skills.
The City of London has a low child population with only five schools. Although child casualties are very low, the Road Safety Team works closely with schools' staff and the children to help keep the community safe.
If you would like information on the programmes that the Road Safety Team provides or book a school visit, email the road safety team.
New and young drivers
Young drivers between the ages of 17 and 24 years are the most at risk and due to their lack of experience are often involved in a collision. The Road Safety Team recommend that you learn with an Approved Driving Instructor as they hold a licence to teach driving, together with private practise.
Driving for work
If you drive for work your risk of being involved in a collision is increased. Employers owe their employees a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure that they are fully informed and are aware of their responsibilities to carry out their duties safely and legally.
The Road Safety Team offers advice and guidance on Work Related Road Risk, driver assessments and through the Road Danger Reduction Partnership offer awareness campaigns, workshops and seminars. For more information, contact the Road Safety Team.