Saturday, 9 October 2010

Cycling averse Road Safety events

I hadn't realised there were so many Road Safety conferences, award ceremonies and the like - with three in the near future being just a short cycle from Kennington.

Unfortunately none I've looked at do anything to encourage people to travel to the event by bicycle. I guess cyclists are just not the Road Safety brigade's target audience (ooh, how the organisers must shudder of the perceived risk of a cyclist being in collision with a particulate-poisoned, obese, diabetic, stroke-awaiting, airbag-cushioned driver).

25th November: Road Safety Expo 2010 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (above) in the heart of London
Getting here by Road
Please be advised that it is quicker and easier to travel here using public transport.
The Centre is within easy reach of the A1, M1, M25, M11, M40, M4, M3, M2 and M23.
To plan your journey by road, visit (enter the postcode SW1P 3EE as your destination).
There is no car parking at the Centre however there are four public car parks nearby, for more information about car parking, visit

23rd November: Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) 21st Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety - Roads, casualties and public health: the open sewers of the 21st century?
1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster
How to find us
One Birdcage Walk is a 5 minute walk from Westminster or St James's Park tube stations. The venue is conveniently located 15 minutes from major overland stations Victoria and Waterloo.

early December: Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards at The Savoy
The Savoy offers valet parking including in-and-out privileges. Alternative garages are also available in the surrounding area.
(It is conceivable that their valet parking service may include bicycles, but it certainly isn't made clear)

Maybe I'll leave London and go to

16-17 November: 2010 Road Safety GB national conference
The Hotel is located right in the heart of England with free on-site parking for 650 cars.

but then again maybe I won't.