PACTS conference: Streets Safe for Walking, 8th November 2018

PACTS conference: Streets Safe for Walking, 8th November 2018

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

Thursday 8th November 2018

Mary Ward House, London, WC1H 9SN

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Authorities worldwide are promoting walking for health, environment, transport, sustainability, prosperity and other important objectives. This conference will provide evidence from UK and internationally on ways to encourage walking and to deliver safe streets and places for pedestrians – to make them feel safe and to reduce casualties. It will explore transport strategies, land use patterns, urban and street design. Pedestrian safety is a key objective in its own right and integral to delivering wider objectives, but achieving it needs understanding and specific actions.

Conference themes

Subject to speaker confirmation, these will include:

  • Transport strategies that favour walking
  • Land-use patterns and urban design that favour walking
  • Vision Zero, Danger Reduction and Healthy Streets – implications for pedestrians
  • CWIS Safety Review – Government response (due September 2018)
  • Reducing pedestrian casualties on the Strategic Road Network
  • Safe System and pedestrian safety
  • Safe vehicles – changes to EU Pedestrian Safety Regulation
  • 20 mph limits and pedestrian safety, including the findings of Atkins study for DfT
  • Pedestrian-cyclist interaction
  • Naked streets, removing guardrail and innovative designs
  • Road and footway maintenance – implications for pedestrians
  • The role of communications, education and training.


  • Isabel Dedring, Global Transport Leader Arup and former London Deputy Mayor for Transport
  • Matt Rodda MP, Shadow Minister for Local Transport
  • Felicity Clayton, Team Leader – Integration and Sustainable Transport Team, Highways England
  • Stuart Reid, Vision Zero Director, TfL
  • Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL
  • Iain Simmons, Assistant Director (City Transportation), City of London Corporation
  • Susan Claris, Associate Director, Arup; and Trustee, Living Streets (Conference Chair, morning)
  • Andreas Markides, Managing Director, Markides Associates and CIHT past-president (Conference Chair, afternoon)
  • Pauline Reeves, Deputy Director, Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety (RULIS), Department for Transport
  • Jolyon Carroll, Vehicle Safety and Technology Consultant, Transport Research Laboratory
  • Caroline Wallbank, Prinicpal Statistician, Transport Research Laboratory
  • Jeremy Leach, London Campaigns Co-ordinator, 20’s Plenty for us (Panel)
  • John Dales, Director, Urban Movement (Panel)
  • Dr Nazan Kocak, Senior Research Fellow, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University (Panel)
  • Jennifer Wiles, Regional Director (North), Living Streets (Panel)



Date                                            Thursday 8th November 2018

Registration                               08.45

Conference starts                     09.30

Conference closes                    16.30

Location                                    Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN


Delegate fees

Standard delegate                   £269 + VAT = £322.80

Public Sector / Academic        £195 + VAT = £234.00

PACTS Members                       £179 + VAT = £214.80

Additional delegate                 £134 + VAT = £160.80

*** Book your place here now***

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