LRSC ‘safer cities’ conference taking shape

A number of speakers and topics are now confirmed for the London Road Safety Council’s (LRSC) centenary conference which takes place in January 2017.

The conference, ‘Safer Cities, Safer Futures’, will look at the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for road safety professionals and elected members working in cities across the UK.

The event is sponsored by RedSpeed International and supported by a host of road safety stakeholders including Road Safety GB, TfL, THINK!, City of London Corporation, PACTS, RoSPA, Road Safety Scotland, Road Safety Wales and IAM RoadSmart.

Confirmed speakers and topics include: Keith Prince, from the London Assembly Transport Committee, who will discuss motorcycle safety in London; Richard Cuerden, chief scientist at TRL who will deliver a progress report on the various ‘driverless cars’ trials taking place around the UK; Jane Robinson and Nicola Newman from Atkins, who will brief delegates on the 20mph study they are conducting on behalf of the DfT; and Phil Jones, who will give an overview of new ‘shared space’ guidance currently being prepared by the CIHT.

More than 90 people have already registered to attend the event which takes place at the Guildhall in the City of London on 24 January 2017.

Five organisations have already booked to attend an exhibition that will run alongside the event. The exhibition will be limited to around 10 places.

The conference will be followed by an early evening reception which conference delegates are also invited to attend. The reception will include an address by James Cracknell, LRSC president, who took part in the Question Time session at the 2015 National Road Safety Conference.

Delegate fees are £95 for attendees from the public and third sectors, and academia, and £145 for other attendees (both prices plus VAT); click here to book to attend.

For more information about the event contact Sally Bartrum (attendees and exhibitors) or Nick Rawlings (conference agenda). Both are available on 01379 650112.

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