Conference will focus on cycling safety

12.00 | 31 January 2014 |

RoSPA’s annual road safety conference will look at “how to solve the problem of rising cyclist deaths at a time when the UK is experiencing a cycling revolution”.

The event, Road Safety and the Cycling Revolution, is being held at the Crowne Plaza in Birmingham on 25 February.

The agenda will include a joint presentation by Trish Hirst and Kathryn MacKay from City of York Council’s road safety team. The pair will discuss how the Tour de France ‘Grand Depart’, which takes place in Yorkshire this year, is providing an opportunity for road safety partnerships in the region to promote cycling and put out a strong safety message at the same time.

Other speakers at the event include: Dr Harry Rutter, chair of the NICE Programme Delivery Group on Walking and Cycling; Roger Geffen, campaigns and policy director at CTC; and Dr Divera Twisk from the SWOV Institute, who will talk about the Netherlands’ Sustainable Safety vision.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: “The time has come to create a coherent safe network for our cyclists, as well as boosting the provision of cyclist training and encouraging both drivers and cyclists to work together to share the road and help each other to avoid collisions.

“This conference will help to tackle some of these pressing issues and will bring road safety professionals together to discuss new approaches to cycling safety, as well as encouraging cyclists and motorists to share the road safely.”

Click here for more information or to book a place at the event.


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