Dr. Alix Edwards – Head of Transport for Sustainable Development, TRL

Dr Alix Edwards is TRL’s Head of Transport for Sustainable Development. She is an engineer and researcher with two decades’ experience in road safety. Her research has focused on vehicle standards, procurement policy and regulation; ranging from cars to buses and HGVs. This research incorporates technology evaluations, performance testing, and cost benefit assessments aimed at improving vehicle safety and identifying the design priorities for the next generations of vehicles.

Her track record is in delivering projects that impact government, authority, and business policy and procurement to influence vehicle design. Recently she has broadened her focus to encompass making vehicles greener as well as safer.

She is similarly extending her work to the other pillars of the safe systems approach; roads, users, speed, management, and post-crash response. She has written over 80 papers and reports in her career and presented at national and international conferences on road safety

Alix Edwards and Richard Harrington presentation synopsis

Making buses safer and greener for all

Dr Alix Edwards from TRL led the research behind TfL’s Bus Safety Standard launched in October 2018. She will present a brief overview of the scheme. Then with Richard Harrington from Go-Ahead London they will discuss several of the safety measures, covering the how the safety requirements will work to reduce casualties, and the operational implementation for a bus operator. This will link through to the work that Go-Ahead London has been doing to reduce emissions, and the reductions achieved so far in their fleet.