The London Road Safety Council has produced a new video highlighting the work road safety officers are carrying out to fulfil the President’s Challenge Statement.
Set out by Professor Nicola Christie, president of the LRSC, in June 2020, the statement identifies key areas of work that councils, Transport for London (TfL) and other agencies need to address to bring about a reduction in road casualties.
The document was written in light of current Covid-19 related challenges, including an expected 10-fold increase in the number of people cycling and a five-fold increase in levels of walking, according to TfL.
The Statement covers a number of issues, such as the rise of the gig-economy, the link between deprivation and road collisions – and public spending cuts which have seen road safety teams across London weakened, and in some cases disbanded.
A number of actions have already been taken, including analysis of casualty data which shows that people living and working in London’s most deprived neighbourhoods are twice as likely to be injured in a road traffic collision than the least deprived areas.
Narrated by James Parker, the LRSC’s executive officer, the new video – ‘Don’t limit your challenges: Challenge your limits!’ – features four representatives from London boroughs:
- Alderman Alison Gowman: City of London Corporation
- Cllr Richard Livingstone: London Borough of Southwark
- Graham Curtis: London Borough of Lewisham
- Fatima Ahmed: London Borough of Hounslow
Click here to find out more about the President’s Challenge Statement.
02 December 2020