PACTS presents events for road safety professionals

09.03 | 19 July 2010 |

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) is hosting two events in the autumn that are likely to be of interest to road safety professionals.

’Better Safer Communities: the contribution to street design’ will consider the growing professional interest in new approaches to street design including shared space, de-cluttering, the naked street and simplified streetscape.

The conference, following on from the publication of PACTS’ report on ‘Shared Space’, will offer an opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing urban development.

The conference will be held on 6 October in London – click here to download the brochure.

Danny Dorling, professor of human geography at the University of Sheffield, will deliver the 21st PACTS Westminster Lecture and ETSC’s 12th European Transport Safety Lecture.

In the lecture, titled Roads, Casualties and Public Health: The Open Sewers of the 21st Century?, professor Dorling will argue that the way we tolerate how cars are allowed to travel on our roads is the major health hazard of the 21st Century.

The lecture will bring together maps, statistics and arguments to suggest that we should now view our road transport system as the greatest current avoidable toll on public health.

The Westminster Lecture will take place on 23 November, again in London – click here to download the brochure.

For more information about either event contact Gillian Reeves at PACTS on 020 7222 7732.


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