20's Plenty for Healthier Places - 2017 Conference

We are delighted that Birmingham City Council and Landor Links will be working with us to host our 2017 National Conference.

The annual event will bring together presenters from political parties, local authorities, academics, NGOs and consulting organisations on how to improve the public realm, create healthy lifestyles, promote everyday exercise and reduce casualties.

The conference will be opened and welcomed by Cllr Stewart Stacey, Cabinet Member for Transport, Birmingham City Council

The conference will be chaired by Prof. John Whitelegg of the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. John is renowned for his work on sustainable transport.

Presentations will be made by :-

  • Paul Butcher - Director of Public Health, Calderdale. The roll out of 20mph limits throughout the authority has already provided benefits and combines both traffic and public health resources and expertise in its signage and engagement process.
  • Birmingham City Council. Birmingham is the largest traffic authority in the country and will present on how the city is delivering 20mph limits as a default for most roads. The presentation will include :-
    • Officers from Birmingham City Council Transportation,
    • Chief Inspector Jared White, of Central Motorway Police Group and
    • Wesley Williams, Chair of Birmingham Road Safety Partnership.
  • Geoff Collins - Managing Director, Jenoptik. Geoff will be presenting how average speed cameras can be used to enhance compliance of 20mph limits
  • Rod King MBE - Campaign Director, 20's Plenty for Us. Villages throughout the country are blighted by speed and Rod will be presenting the particular challenges and opportunities for increasing liveability, health and tourism in smaller communities.
  • Manpreet Darroch, Communications Officer, Youth for Road Safety. 4th UN Global Road Safety Week with its call for Speed Management 
  • Gary Rae - Director of Communications and Campaigns, BRAKE. A national default 20mph limit for urban and built-up roads would make a huge difference in reducing road danger, especially for vulnerable pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Anna Semlyen, National Campaign Manager, 20's Plenty for Us will show how recent signage regulation flexibility offer the ability to reduce costs and transform benefit to cost ratios.
  • Roy O'Connor - Senior Executive Engineer, Dublin City Council. The city is progressing with a 30km/h roll out to all areas and Roy will be presenting on the experiences to date.
  • Simon Bradbury - Senior Strategy & Planning Manager, Transport for London. 20mph limits in London and its Vision Zero policy.
  • Jane Robinson - Senior Management Consultant, Atkins. An update on the research conducted by Atkins on 20mph limits for DfT
  • Andrea Lee - Healthy Air Campaigner, ClientEarth. How 20mph limits improve air quality.

Our thanks go to Jenoptik for their sponsorship of the conference.

Bookings can be made via the Transport Xtra website. Download a conference flyer here.

Download a flyer with full agenda here.

For 20's Plenty Campaigners please email rod.k@20splenty.org for campaigner pricing.

We are delighted that National Express are offering discounted coach fares for trips to and from the conference. Contact rod.k@20splenty.org for details

  • March 08, 2017 at 10am – 5pm
  • Banqueting Suite
    Birmingham City Council House
    Victoria Square
    Birmingham B1 1BB
    United Kingdom
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  • Rod King

    7973639781

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