The Department for Transport’s Cycle Safety Review
Discuss the issues, share insight and have your say...
Four regional engagement events to be held in May 2018. Click on the links below to register for your chosen event
London - Vestry Museum, Walthamstow, Wednesday 16th May
Bristol - City Hall, Friday 18th May
Birmingham - Room 116, Transport for West Midlands, Summer Lane, Monday 21st May
Manchester - 2 Piccadily Place, Transport for Greater Manchester, Wednesday 23rd May
Agenda – Each event will last for 2.5 hours and follow the programme below. Starting times vary
We invite anyone with an interest in improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians to join us at one of these special events, for example age and disability groups, parents, teachers and pupils, cyclists, would-be cyclists, pedestrians, joggers, dog walkers, motor cyclists, horse riders, scooters, local, parish and district councillors, public transport operators, professional drivers and couriers...
The Department for Transport is currently running a Cycle Safety Review, and has launched a 'call for evidence' that forms part of a wider consultation on road safety issues related to cycling.
What are the issues?
It invites those with an interest in improving safety and perception of safety for cyclists and pedestrians to provide evidence, drawing on experience from the UK or other countries, that can be used to shape future policy decisions. The six key consultation themes are:
how to improve safety through changes to road infrastructure
the law and rules of the road
road user training and testing
vehicles and equipment
attitudes, understanding and awareness of different road users
Why we need your insight
The scope of the consultation considers the wider societal benefits of cycling and walking, perceptions of safety – especially for vulnerable road users – and the common misunderstandings and differences of opinion between cyclists and other modes/road users.
Understanding this complexity, the Department for Transport is keen to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, and members of the public, and is facilitating these workshop events to discuss the issues. We invite anyone with an interest in improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians to join us.