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Focus on cycling at National Conference

Tuesday 4th August 2015

Two presentations at the 2015 National Road Safety Conference will explore innovations and solutions to improve the safety of cyclists in an urban environment.

Simon Bradbury, Transport for London’s (TfL) senior road safety strategy and planning manager, will deliver a presentation entitled ‘Safe Streets for Cyclists in the Capital – a safe system approach’.

Simon Bradbury manages TfL’s road safety team and has responsibility for setting TfL’s road safety strategy and ensuring London remains on track to deliver a 50% reduction in KSI casualties by 2020.

He has more than 12 years’ experience in transport planning and policy, in particular focusing on cycling, walking and sustainable transport more generally. Key recent projects include strategic transport planning for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and scoping the delivery of key London cycling programmes.

Keith Morgan is Nottingham City Council's principal transport planner for cycling and roadspace, working within a team responsible for developing Nottingham's cycling strategy and cycling vision.   

In addition to delivering a programme of cycle infrastructure and wider highway and public realm improvements, he is responsible for ensuring the 'cycle proofing' process is conducted throughout design and delivery.  

His presentation will explore how we can innovate and design cycle facilities which move forward the current design standards and allow us to build facilities which will encourage an upsurge in the level of cycling, while also ensuring cyclists remain safe.  

It will look at the development of the Nottingham Cycle Design Guide and some of the measures which have been included to improve the cycle network, which are a departure from what has been traditionally designed and installed on the city's roads. 

2015 National Road Safety Conference
More than 200 people have already registered to attend the conference, and 22 companies will exhibit alongside the conference, which is being organised by Road Safety GB East Midlands region and co-sponsored by Colas, AA DriveTech, Vysionics and Pepsico. The event is being held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 18-19 November 2015.

Click here to register to attend as a delegate.

Click here for more information about the exhibition and/or to book to participate in the exhibition.

Click here for more information about sponsoring the event.

For more information contact either Sally Bartrum (delegate registration and exhibition) or Nick Rawlings (agenda/speakers and sponsorship). Both are available on 01379 650112.

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I look forward with interest to see how this progresses and that 'wider highways' will be obtained and not at the expense of the pedestrian footpaths which have already been halved in some places. If they carry on widening roads there soon will not be any footpath left.
Bob Craven Lancs....Space is safe Campaigner

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