Road safety contacts

Liz Wathen | Traffic & Safety Manager | 020 7527 2000
Ben Changa | Road Safety & Special Projects Officer | 020 7527 2547
Robert O’Connor | Senior School Travel Plan Officer | 020 7527 2513
Dave Shannon | Cycling Officer | 020 7527 4082
Owen Powell | 020 7527 4082

T: 020 7527 2000 | F: 020 7527 2145 | E:

Elected members

Cllr Rowena Champion

The Traffic & Safety Team in Islington delivers a comprehensive range of road safety initiatives for nursery, pre-school, primary and secondary school pupils and adults in the borough. Our objective is to reduce road accidents and raise awareness of road safety issues and sustainable travel across the borough.

The road safety programme in Islington includes:

Speed limits – a borough wide 20mph limit in now in operation throughout Islington.

bikeability_smallCycle training for adults and children
Islington Council offers free Bikeability cycle training courses to all residents, employees and students based within the Islington borough. Bikeability is the Government-recognised national standard for cycle safety, aiming to improve cycle skills for all abilities. Cycle training is delivered by accredited instructors and there are a range of courses on offer to suit your age and ability.

Click here to find out more or book a place on the course.

Bike maintenance

School Travel Plans (Click here to find out more)

School Crossing Patrols 
We are responsible for the operation and management of the School Crossing Patrol (SCP) service throughout Islington. SCP’s are employed, primarily to help children and other vulnerable members of the community across the road safely, on their way to and from school. When a SCP Officer shows their stop sign, motorists must stop. Failure to do so could result in the driver being reported and a fine incurred or penalty points placed on their license.

Click here to find out more.


The road safety programme in Islington also includes:

  • Safer Steps (nursery)
  • Children’s Traffic Club (nursery)
  • In car safety (nursery)
  • Pedestrian training for children (primary)
  • Design a poster/ road sign (primary)
  • Walk to School Week (primary)
  • Junior Travel Ambassadors (primary)
  • Junior Citizen (primary)
  • Theatre in education (primary and secondary)
  • Youth Travel Ambassadors (secondary)
  • Free Your Feet (secondary)
  • School visits (all ages)
  • Pre-driver training
  • Accident statistics
  • Local and nation road safety campaigns


Traffic & Safety Team
Traffic & Parking
Public Realm
1 Cottage Road
N7 8TP