Road safety contacts
Sara De Freitas | Pedestrian Skills Coordinator | 020 3045 3662
Yvonne de Loureiro | School Travel Plan 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; whilst most of our work is delivered to children and young adults in schools, we support stand-alone activities or other events to promote safer behaviour on our roads where we can.
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 deliver an educational accreditation programme TfL STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active Responsible Safe) with our partners TfL and Sustrans to all Bexley schools. The programme aims to reduce car use around schools.
We work closely with schools in Bexley to encourage sustainable travel on the school run. Using the TfL STARS website, staff in schools are asked to input their schools’ Travel Plans after undertaking various school activities. The London Borough of Bexley helps schools to encourage staff, pupils and parents to travel to and from school more sustainably and actively by providing free incentives (e.g. pedestrian (Walkability) skills/Bikeability training for children and adults) and offer engineering measures around the schools if required.
Work with schools
We run educational and training projects within primary and secondary schools to promote safer behaviour on our roads. These are Walkability and Bikeability.