Date: Friday 18 May, 2018, 10:00 - 12:30
Four free regional engagement events & dates, all open to the public. Discuss the issues with the Department for Transport team, share insight and have your say…
Booking can be made on Eventbrite by clicking the location you wish to attend, see below.
We invite anyone with an interest in improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians to join us at one of these special events, for example age and disability groups, parents, teachers and pupils, cyclists, would-be cyclists, pedestrians, joggers, dog walkers, motorcyclists, horse riders, scooters, local, parish and district councillors, public transport operators, professional drivers and couriers…
- London, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow – Wednesday 16th May 2018
- Bristol, City Hall, Bristol City Council, Bristol – Friday 18th May 2018
- Birmingham, Room 116, Summer Lane, Transport for the West Midlands – Monday 21st May 2018
- Manchester, 2 Piccadilly Place Transport for Greater Manchester – Wednesday 23rd May 2018
The Department for Transport is currently running a Cycle Safety Review, and has launched a ‘call for evidence’ that forms part of a wider consultation on road safety issues related to cycling.
What are the issues?
It invites those with an interest in improving safety and perception of safety for cyclists and pedestrians to provide evidence, drawing on experience from the UK or other countries, that can be used to shape future policy decisions. The six key consultation themes are:
- how to improve safety through changes to road infrastructure
- the law and rules of the road
- road user training and testing
- vehicles and equipment
- attitudes, understanding and awareness of different road users
Why we need your insight
The scope of the consultation considers the wider societal benefits of cycling and walking, perceptions of safety – especially for vulnerable road users – and the common misunderstandings and differences of opinion between cyclists and other modes/road users.
Understanding this complexity, the Department for Transport is keen to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and members of the public, and is facilitating these workshop events to discuss the issues. We invite anyone with an interest in improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians to join us.
EVENTS WILL LAST FOR APPROX. 2.5 HOURS WITH THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME:
10.00 – 10.30 registration and coffee
10.30 – 10.45 DfT presentation setting the context for the Review
10.45 – 11.00 Stakeholder perspectives
11.00 – 12.30 Interactive group discussions, responding to the six consultation questions
12.30 – Closing remarks from DfT
Please note that the event in Manchester starts at 17.00 and will finish at 19.30
Please forward this email to any friends, colleagues or affiliates you feel will benefit from attendance.
Further details of the consultation can be found here;
The call for evidence, which closes on 1st June, can be found here