Road safety contacts
Sally Barrett | Road Safety Officer | 020 3045 5753
Sara De Freitas | Pedestrian Skills Coordinator | 020 3045 3662
Pauline McAlea | School Crossing Patrol Supervisor | 020 3045 4869
Yvonne Enoe | School Travel Coordinator | 020 3045 4406
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.
We work with charity partners from to promote walking to school in the borough. The KM Group uses incentive schemes to reward children for walking to and from school. We run workshops for schools to assist them with developing and updating their School Travel Plans and submitting them for TfL accreditation
Work with schools
We run various educational and training projects within schools and colleges to promote safer behaviour on our roads. These include: Walkability, Bikeability, Junior Road Safety Officers and various theatre in education productions.
Safer Drive Stay Alive
Aimed at Young Drivers and Passengers and delivered in partnership with Royal Greenwich. This initiative sees emergency services first responders, crash survivors and bereaved relatives recounting their experiences of the devastating consequences of a road crash.
Bexleyheath Town Centre Regeneration
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”.