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Crossings and Junctions

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Building Better
Crossings & Junctions

13 March 2024  |  15 Hatfields, London

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Building Better:
Crossings & Junctions

This event will explore how the current political and financial obstacles to implementing safer junctions and side roads can be overcome.

Why do so many junctions and side street crossings fail to serve the needs of the most vulnerable road users? How do we develop policies that can bring about real change? And how do we make the case for prioritising investment in junctions and crossings? These will be among the issues addressed at Building Better: Crossings & Junctions.


Across the UK, junctions and side street crossings remain locations where collisions and near misses are common and which thereby suppress the potential for increased active travel. Efforts to address these problems are localised, several design issues remain contentious, and scheme costs are a challenge. Beneficial regulatory change is also painfully slow.


This conference and exhibition will bring together experienced practitioners who will clarify the key issues and obstacles at stake but also show, through reference to real-life examples, how innovative measures can make crossings and junctions safer and more convenient for active travel by taming motor traffic without materially affecting highway capacity.


Why attend?

This groundbreaking event will address the key issues around creating safer crossings and junctions as well as being an excellent opportunity for knowledge-sharing and making new contacts.

Who should attend?

  • Transport planners;

  • Highways and transport engineers;

  • Road safety and road danger reduction practitioners;

  •  Urban planners and those working in urban regeneration

  • Campaigners, researchers and academics 

What's going to be discussed:

  • Why some junctions and crossings are so dangerous;

  • Developing policies that pave the way for real change;

  • Innovative ways of designing safer junctions and crossings;

  • The case for continuous crossings;

  • How to fund schemes;

  • Challenging the 'culture war' myths around road safety improvements;

  • Measuring the benefits of safer junctions and crossings;

  • Why safe junctions and crossings are key to developing continuous cycling routes.


Programme - 13 March 2024



Registration opens. Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area.


Session 1

Overview: Developing policies that can bring about real change. What are the obstacles and how can they be overcome? Why we need common design standards.


  • Session Chair -  John Dales, Director, Urban Movement

  • Alisha Pathania, Policy and Research Lead, Transport for All

  • Brian Deegan, Director of Inspections, Active Travel England

  • John Dales, Director, Urban Movement


Morning  Break. Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area.


Session 2

Making the case and prioritising investment in junctions and crossings. Planners and engineers all understand the hierarchy is walking, wheeling and cycling - but we don't design like that. So, how do councils make the case for improving crossings? 


  • Session Chair -  Mark Strong, Transport Consultant, Transport Initiatives

  • Simon Munk, Head of Campaigns, London Cycling Campaign

  • Sophie Wilmot, Senior Transport Planner, London Borough of Hillingdon 

  • Oli Davey, Principal Design Engineer, Urban Movement 


Lunch, networking and Solutions Showcase


Session 3

Specific developments and junction techniques - new innovations, but context is everything.


  • Session Chair - Mark Philpotts, Technical Manager, Walking & Cycling, SWECO

  • Ellie Holliday-Springer, Senior Engineer, Sustrans

  • Anna Williams, Head of Campaigns and Engagement, Camcycle

  • Rebecca Jones, Associate, PJA 


Afternoon break. Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area.


Final Session

There’s plenty of research, but how do we put research into practice?


  • Session Chair -  Kate Carpenter, Director of Operational Road Safety – People and Places Solutions, Jacobs

  • Robert Weetman, Technical Coordinator, Scotland, Living Streets

  • Tash Hartke, Kerbside Strategy Programme Manager and Hannah Boustred, Healthy Routes Programme Manager,  London Borough of Lambeth

  • Jonathan Flower, Senior Research Fellow & Transport Planner - Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England


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John Dales
Urban Movement


Ellie Holiday

Ellie Holliday-Springer
Senior Engineer
Sustrans London

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Simon Munk
Head of Campaign
London Cycling Campaign


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Rebecca Jones




Alisha Pathania
Policy & Research Lead
Transport for All



Brian Deegan
Director of Inspections
Active Travel England


Helen Aluko-olokun

Helen Aluko-olokun
Policy Manager
Guide Dogs

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Jonathan Flower, Senior Research Fellow & Transport Planner - Centre for Transport and Society
 University of the West of England

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Anna Williams
Communications & Community Officer



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Mark Strong
Transport Consultant
Transport Initiatives


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Kate Carpenter
| Director of Operational Road Safety


Sophie Wilmot

Sophie Wilmot
Senior Transport Planner
London Borough of Hillingdon

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Robert Weetman
Technical Coordinator
Living Streets, Scotland


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Tash Hartke
Kerbside Strategy Programme Manager

Lambeth Council




Building Better: Crossings & Junctions is the ideal place for specialist suppliers to showcase their services and innovations and to connect with practitioners responsible for improving and creating safer, more people friendly places

Exhibition Packages are charged at £2,000 plus VAT and include the following:


  • 3m x 2m exhibition table top area supplied with chairs, table and power supply 

  • 3 delegate places with full access to all conference sessions 

  • A company profile in the show guide - a logo and 100 word listing 

Contact Daniel Simpson to discuss your requirements. 


Click on the stand to view the exhibitor's profile. 

15 Hatfields Air Fire and Sustain Floorplan




3m x 2m available stand


Exhibitors include:


Delegate rates

Public Sector
£195 + VAT


Private Sector
£295 + VAT


Building Better

About the event series... 

Building Better is a new series organised by Landor LINKS and industry partners that will focus on the design, engineering and development of our public realm, highways and built environment. 


The series will explore a wide range of street and highway design challenges and will seek to identify the routes to building better infrastructure whilst outlining the problems and opportunities.  The series also seeks to highlight innovative local authorities from both the UK and overseas, champion best practice and common design standards, explore funding opportunities and challenges as well as profile ground breaking case studies and projects.  

The first event in the series will take place online on Friday 12th January.  Register for free here - Building Better Side Road Crossings 

This will then be followed up with the first in-person conference, Building Better Junctions and Crossings, on 13th March in London. 


The series will continue into 2024 and beyond including online and in-person conferences, as well as editorial coverage with a particular emphasis on accessibility and safety.  

If you would like more information, or would like to work with us to develop a future event, please contact Daniel Simpson 

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