Williams Rail Review – PACTS’ submission

Williams Rail Review – PACTS’ submission

PACTS has submitted evidence to the Rail Review, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport in September 2018 and chaired by Keith Williams, former Chief Executive of British Airways. Carolyn Griffiths, former head and founding Chief Inspector of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and now Chair of the PACTS Rail Safety Working Party commented, ”PACTS is pleased to make a submission to the Rail Review identifying  opportunities to further […]

Transport Select Committee publishes PACTS’ submission to the Active Travel Inquiry

Transport Select Committee publishes PACTS’ submission to the Active Travel Inquiry

The Transport Select Committee has published PACTS’ submission to its Active Travel Inquiry. PACTS welcomes the Transport Committee’s Active Travel inquiry. PACTS sees promotion of active travel, road danger reduction and reducing road casualties as intertwined. More active travel (walking and cycling) can contribute significantly to a range of major challenges, including obesity, mental health, air quality, local economies and a more productive workforce. This requires vision and joined-up policy-making. PACTS comments in detail on the analysis […]

20mph Research Study – Summary and PACTS comment

20mph Research Study – Summary and PACTS comment

The Department for Transport has today (22 November 2018) published the 20mph Research Study by Atkins, AECOM and Professor Mike Maher (UCL). It assesses the outcomes of introducing 20 mph speed limit schemes (ie reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph) in residential areas and town centres. These are generally on a wider scale, but “signs only”, ie without the traffic calming measures of earlier 20mph zones. They were introduced for […]

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

On 22nd November the Government published its response to its call for evidence on the Cycling and Walking Strategy Safety Review, available here. The report outline the 50 Actions that the DfT will take. The main outcomes of the response are that the DfT will: Review the existing guidance in the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians Invest £100,000 to support police enforcement by developing a national […]

Conference presentations: Streets Safe for Walking – the way to healthy and prosperous places

Conference presentations: Streets Safe for Walking – the way to healthy and prosperous places

Presentations Keynote 1: Promoting walking and safety – the role of Government – Matt Rodda MP, Shadow Minister for Local Transport Cities, land use and transport – moving to active and sustainable travel – Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL Promoting danger reduction, active travel and pedestrian safety in a city centre where pedestrians are the majority  – Iain Simmons, Assistant Director (City Transportation), City of London Corporation Towards a walking world – international good practice in […]