Balancing road safety with air quality – RoSPA’s annual conference

09.07 | 18 January | | 1 comment

RoSPA’s annual road safety conference will this year focus on the challenges of increasing levels of walking and cycling and reducing air pollution.

The 2018 RoSPA Road Safety Conference will explore the growing debate about how effective road safety policies can be maintained and developed at the same time as policies to reduce air pollution, improve air quality, and encourage active travel to improve public health.

The conference, to be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 7 March, is intended for professionals working in the road, public health and air quality fields.

The programme also includes presentations on a range of related topics including speed humps, 20mph limits and zones, and designing interventions to bring about behaviour change.

Speakers include: Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety; John Dales, director of Urban Movement; Dr Sarah Jones, Public Health Wales; Naomi Baster, Transport for London; Dr Fiona Fylan, Brainbox Research; Richard Cuerden, TRL; and Professor Alan Tapp, University of West England.

Kevin Clinton said: “With growing concerns over the quality of the air we breathe, and a plateau in the number of people being killed and seriously injured on our roads, it’s vitally important that we work to tackle both of these issues in ways that complement each other.

“RoSPA is hoping to facilitate discussions that will meet this aim, by bringing researchers, policy-makers and influencers together under one roof.”

Click here for more details or to register to attend.

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    Yet another conference on this sort of theme without a speaker from a Local Authority professional in road safety/Highways/Transportation. Perhaps it doesn’t matter, after all they are only the ones at the sharp end that have to implement a balanced policy.


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