20mph Conference Focussing on Scotland

The first 20mph conference focussing on Scotland will be on  8th June 2016.  Hosted by 20’s Plenty for Us and City of Edinburgh Council, the event features the UK’s top speakers and the latest in best practice on road danger reduction.  Book now for early bird rates.

Timed alongside the launch of Edinburgh’s wide area mandatory 20mph limits, 20’s Plenty for Us were invited to programme a conference showcasing the UK’s 20mph experts.  ‘Ready for 20 Scotland’ aims to share knowledge and facilitate networking amongst professionals about Total 20 – the policy of wide area 20mph speed limits for built up areas.  It has a Scottish focus, in recognition of the variations in speed limit guidance across the UK.  In recognition of its importance, the conference is being sponsored by Transport Scotland.

The conference is a celebration of the progress of 20mph limit adoption in Edinburgh and recognises that other Scottish places are also moving towards 20mph default limits.  Glasgow City Centre, for instance is 20mph, as is Dunbar. 

Speakers include politicians, transport practitioners, police, public health, marketing and campaigning experts.

Rod King MBE, Founder and Campaign Director of 20’s Plenty for Us
Cllr Lesley Hinds, Transport Convenor, City of Edinburgh Council
Gary Rae, Director of Communications and Campaigns, Brake
Dr. Adrian Davis, Public Health Bristol, Bristol City Council
Cllr Ramesh Patel, Cabinet Member for Transport, Cardiff Council
Inspector Brian Poole Head of Tay Divisional Roads Policing on behalf of Police Scotland
David Boyer, Assistant Director of Transport and Environment, Warrington Borough Council
Phil Noble, Senior Professional Officer, City of Edinburgh Council
Graham Thompson, Road Safety & Blue Badge Policy Team Leader, Transport Scotland
Stuart Hay, Scottish Director, Living Streets Scotland
Sally Hinchcliffe, Pedal on Parliament
Anna Semlyen, National Campaign Manager, 20’s Plenty for Us
Nicola WassDirector So-Mo-Co, social marketing company.

The venue is the Council Chambers in Edinburgh.  This event is aimed at Transport planners, Councillors, Road Safety officers, Highways engineers, Public Health officers, campaigners, consultants and service providers.

Rod King, MBE Founder and Campaign Director of 20’s Plenty for Us commented:-

“Our first 20mph conference in Scotland is an opportunity not to be missed. 20mph limits is a proven to make places safer and more people friendly. Those with an interest in safety, sustainability, transport, public health or the environment will find it fascinating. This will be our 8th conference and each year they get bigger and better.”

Booking is through Giant Carrots Ltd and Eventbright at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ready-for-20mph-scotland-registration-24402353095?mc_cid=6b81117035&mc_eid=c09b1a89d4

For 30% discounted early bird rates book by 8th May. Tickets are £93-£205

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