Tackling the Deficit

Tackling the Deficit

PACTS has today published jointly with the RAC Foundation a report looking at the impact of recent budget reductions on road safety. The report argues that road safety is an example of the Big Society in action bringing together national and local government, statutory agencies, the private sector and civil society to work together to cut casualties. Recently a policy vacuum has developed in road safety. A new strategy and […]

Kerb Your Enthusiasm. Why shared space doesn’t always mean shared surface and other stories.

Kerb Your Enthusiasm. Why shared space doesn’t always mean shared surface and other stories.

Over the last two years at least, there has been extensive debate around shared space. Discussion has tended to focus on the potential safety risk to specific groups of vulnerable road users when faced with some of the design measures associated with shared space including level surfaces, removal of guard railing and a lack of signage. PACTS aims to move the debate away from this microlevel focus and identify some […]

Behave Yourself

Behave Yourself

The premise of this project arose from consideration of areas in road safety where we have achieved success, and the issues on which we continue to struggle such as speeding. With the growing need to look beyond the traditional boundaries of road safety and engage with new stakeholders, it seemed pertinent to examine behavioural change within other fields of public policy to discover whether parallels exist and if lessons can […]