Training from the London Road Safety Council
We also offer bespoke training for boroughs that is delivered by two experienced road safety officers, Liz Knight and James Parker. Liz and James have delivered refresher training for groups of School Crossing Patrols, and offer training and guidance in setting up and delivering training schemes for Bikeability and Walkability.
Currently Vice-Chair of the LRSC, Liz Knight joined Hounslow Council’s road safety team in 1989, giving 25 years of service to the borough and the profession. For a number of years she represented the LRSC on, and was Chair of, RoSPA’s Safety and Risk Education Committee, as well as being a member of PACTS Road User Behaviour Committee.
She was part of a team working with DfT and RoSPA to devise the on-line ‘Evalu-it’ toolkit for evaluating road safety projects.
From a teaching background, Liz had a huge success with championing the Junior Road Safety Officers' scheme in schools in Hounslow, which today still has a huge impact on the borough road safety team’s work with children.
The Executive Officer for LRSC since 2011, James was previously Road Safety and Travel Awareness Manager at Kingston Council where he was at the forefront of green travel, working with Transport in London in 2003 to lead the biggest ever Walking Bus into the Guinness Book of Records.
A keen cyclist, James was instrumental in the development of Bikeability and a national standard for cycle training and, as a horse rider, represented road safety officers on the British Horse Society’s safety committee for more than 20 years.
In his current role James has worked to develop the activities and profile of LRSC and is particularly keen to expand into elected member training.