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Improving the quality of life, challenging the dominance of the car

Tuesday 21st February 2023
Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton SW2

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The number of School Streets in the UK has been rising steadily in recent years. In London there were just 76 School Streets in 2019 – there are now 547 schemes across nearly every London borough, with a quarter of primary schools now located on School Streets. 

School Streets effectively address the congestion, road safety and air quality concerns that many schools experience. Monitoring of schemes has revealed how they are enabling children and families to safely walk, wheel, scoot or cycle to school. And by making active travel possible for everyone, they help contribute to efforts to tackle the health crisis and climate change.

As awareness of new schemes grows, the case for School Streets becomes ever more compelling. Not only do they improve the quality of people’s lives locally – they make a difference for entire communities. But the success of a scheme depends on how consultation, implementation, enforcement and monitoring are carried out.

 

Landor LINKS is running a one-day event, hosted by Lambeth Council, to showcase best practice and offer practical guidance. This inaugural conference will bring together professionals from a range of disciplines.

Key themes

The panels will discuss issues including:

  • Funding

  • Partnerships

  • Active travel

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Consultation and engagement

  • Infrastructure design

  • Monitoring

  • Traffic management and enforcement

 

Who will be attending School Streets

School Streets will be attended by:

  • Local authority officers

  • Councillors and stakeholders

  • Teachers and educationalists

  • Road safety and active travel campaigners

  • Parking and enforcement specialists

  • Academics and researchers

  • Consultants

Delegate rates


Private Sector - £195 plus VAT

Academics and Charities - £95 plus VAT

Additional local authority place - £95 plus VAT

Programme

 

09.00

Registration opens

09.45

Welcome
Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air,  London Borough of Lambeth

10.00

Session 1: Paving the way for School Streets

Top tips on consultation, design and implementation of new schemes 

Chair: Lucy Marstrand, design policy lead for streets, Transport for London

Panellists:

  • Suzy Harrison, active travel manager, London Borough of Lambeth

  • James Cleeton, director for London, Sustrans

  • Habib Khan, founder and director, Meristem Design

11.15

Morning break

11.45

Session 2: Smooth operations: Running and enforcing School Streets

Getting the right balance between cameras and softer measures to bring about behaviour change 

Chair: Tba

Panellists:

  • Jacqueline Saunders, transport policy team manager, London Borough of Camden(tbc)

  • Adi Roser, senior sustainable transport planner,  London Borough of Hackney 

  • Rob Shoebridge, traffic and transportation group manager, Derby City Council

13.00

Lunch break

14.00

Session 3: Examining the data: How effective are School Streets at encouraging active travel, and improving road safety and air quality? And do they really improve people's quality of life? 

Chair: Tanya Braun, director of policy and comms, Living Streets

Panellists:​

  • Jemima Hartshorn, founder and director, Mums for Lungs

  • Mahalia Sterling, principal city planner, Transport for London

  • Asa Thomas, researching doctorate on School Streets, University of Westminster

15.15

Afternoon break

15.45

Session 4: Why the case for School Streets is gaining impetus, and how strong leadership and a clear narrative can build firm foundations for new schemes 

Chair: Tba

Panellists:

  • Catherine Rose, cabinet Member for leisure, parks, streets and clean air, London Borough of Southwark 

  • Mete Coban, cabinet member for environment and transport, London Borough of Hackney 

  • Louise Krupski, cabinet member for environment and climate, London Borough of Lewisham

17.00

Close of conference

Exhibition

To discuss exhibiting opportunities at the School Street's Conference, contact Jason Conboy on 020 7091 7893

Entrance lobby

B1

B2

B3

D3

D2

D1

D4

D5

A2

A1

C1

C2

Catering area

Available

Occupied

 

Exhibitors include:

 

To discuss exhibiting opportunities at the School Street's Conference, contact Jason Conboy on 020 7091 7893