Andrew Bradley, Sustainable Transport Manager
& Trish Hirst, Road Safety Officer, City of York Council
Five years after the end of the Specific Road Safety Grant, this presentation will look at what the City of York road safety team has done right, and more importantly, what has hindsight taught us - particularly looking at the challenge of providing meaningful data and evidence to back up instincts and heuristic knowledge.
Trish began her career in road safety in 2002 delivering cycle and pedestrian training in schools across the Wakefield District. Between 2002-2007 she worked in a number of roles in the sustainable transport team at Wakefield District Council.
In November 2007 Trish took up the role of road safety officer at the City of York where her wide and varied includes management of the cycle/pedestrian training team, the School Crossing Patrol Service, and working in partnership with other agencies to investigate and address community concerns about speeding.
Trish was proud to be part of the Road Safety GB regional group which won a Prince Michael of Kent Road Safety Award in 2014 for its cycle safety work, which included the ‘Cycle Yorkshire Ride the Route’ app that was filmed on the 2014 Tour de France routes in Yorkshire.
Trish completed a BSc Tech (Hons) with the Open University in 2004, gaining a First in Design for a Sustainable Future & Systems Thinking.
Andrew BradleyAndrew is the Sustainable Transport Manager for City of York Council and has responsibility for local public transport, sustainable travel and road safety delivery.
Andrew’s background is in the field of public transport operations. Between 2002-2005, he worked for one of London’s bus operators and conducted, drove, controlled and managed the bus services at a number of depots. From 2005-2008, Andrew worked for Surrey County Council in the passenger transport team before moving to York.
Over the past seven years, Andrew has been significantly involved in the delivery of a range of road safety initiatives and has managed the team through a number of challenges. Andrew currently sits on the ‘95 Alive’ Steering Group, working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, Highways England as well as the police and fire & rescue services.
In 2015, Andrew completed an Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport.