Conference: Achieving safety, sustainability and health goals in transport. 16 October 2013.

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Wednesday October 16, 2013

Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

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With local authorities taking on responsibility for public health, and many local authorities merging road safety and sustainable transport teams for reasons of policy and economy, the worlds of road safety, sustainable transport and public health are increasingly intertwined. Health & Wellbeing Boards talk about transport; and transport professionals are expected to tackle health problems as well as to reduce carbon emissions and casualties.

The PACTS conference will demonstrate the synergies and tensions between these three sectors. One in four children in Birmingham may now suffer from obesity – a major driver in Birmingham’s active travel strategy. In London, Boris Johnson has set a 40% KSI casualty reduction target by 2020. How is that to be delivered alongside the substantial growth in walking and cycling in London? What can the private sectors offer and what is the contribution of public transport?

Speakers from these cities and elsewhere will explain how they are adjusting to the new challenges and finding ways of delivering on these new agendas. Following the House of Commons debate on Get Britain Cycling, this timely conference will bring together experts from across the sectors to explore practical ways in which more joined up working can reach these goals.

Conference Speakers:

Diane Abbott MP, former Shadow Minister for Public Health,

Keynote address

Dr Yvonne Doyle, Regional Director, Public Health, London

Healthy transport, healthy people.

Steve Enright, Group Head of Safety and Environment, Abellio,

Safety, sustainability and health – how public transport contributes.

Ben Johnson, Senior Road Safety Manager, Transport for London,

The London road safety plan: reducing casualties while promoting sustainable travel.

Dr Daryl Lloyd, Head of Road Safety Statistics, Department for Transport,

To drive, ride or stay at home? How changes in how people choose to travel might explain casualty trends.

Dr David Pencheon, Director, Sustainable Development Unit, NHS England and Public Health England,

Increasing physical activity, decreasing fossil fuel travel – good for patients, public, purse and planet.

Dr Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health, Birmingham City Council,

Public health priorities in a major city – can sustainable travel contribute?

Kulveer Ranger, Special Projects Director, Serco Group plc.

Sustainable cities – where technology and the private sector can contribute.

Ellen Townsend, Policy Director, European Transport Safety Council,

Integrating safety, sustainability and health in Europe – the good, the bad and the ugly.




Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership


Jon Crockett, PACTS Director and former Chief Executive of Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust



Supporting organisations

Associate Parliamentary Health Group, Living Streets and Sustrans


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