Friday 12 October 2018
Sponsors of Healthy Streets 2018
The City of London Corporation
The City Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.
We aim to...
By strengthening the character, capacity and connections of the City, London and the UK for the benefit of people who live, learn, work and visit.
For more information download our Corporate Plan 2018-2023 (2MB)
The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain's largest urban areas on transport. Our full members are Transport for West Midlands, Merseytravel, Nexus (Tyne and Wear), South Yorkshire PTE, Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for London and West Yorkshire Combined Authority. West of England Combined Authority, Nottingham City Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Tees Valley Combined Authority are associate members. Between them our members serve over 24 million people. In July this year we launched a year-long ‘Healthy Streets for All’ programme with public health expert Lucy Saunders aimed at raising awareness and supporting UK cities in shaping urban environments around people and their health. You can find out more on our Health and Wellbeing hub: www.urbantransportgroup.org
Reducing road risk, and improving air quality and performance in your supply chains
Managing work related road risk (WRRR) is everybody’s responsibility - even for those without a fleet. The delivery of goods and services generates road transport and any collisions involving suppliers can affect both business and, ultimately, reputation.
It is crucial for local authorities to lead by example and engage high-quality suppliers to achieve the highest possible standards in safety, efficiency and environmental protection. By choosing to specify a best practice standard such as the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), local authorities can achieve this.
FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations. It is open to operators of vans, trucks, mini-buses, coaches and other vehicles, and to the organisations that award contracts to those operators.
The FORS Standard sets out a number of requirements which help members to operate beyond legal compliance and achieve best practice. FORS operators must demonstrate how they measure and monitor performance in a bid to make improvements. FORS also mandates training for drivers, designed to ensure they drive safely and economically. In 2017, amongst 200 Silver and Gold members operating 3,686 vehicles there was a six per cent improvement in fuel. Members also saw a six per cent reduction in the number of traffic incidents and collisions relating to both damage only and injury collisions. This can be attributed to the focus FORS places on training drivers on best practice, and equipping fleet managers with the knowledge and skills to operate and manage safe and roadworthy vehicles.
With everyone wanting cleaner air, less congestion, and safer roads, FORS offers valuable benefits for local authority contract specifiers and is why an increasing number are making FORS a condition of business. https://www.fors-online.org.uk/cms/specifying-fors/
Urban Movement is a design practice characterised by a strong desire to improve our streets, public spaces, and transport infrastructure. We innovate yet still deliver, exploring new ways of approaching conventional tasks. We work creatively with an emphasis on team-work across our different areas of expertise, collaborating closely, unified by the ambition to continue to create better streets and spaces that work, and which people enjoy.
We are an inter-disciplinary team with all the skills necessary to work creatively and flexibly in all urban environments. This inter-disciplinary approach to street and public space design enables us to rigorously analyse, question and use a full variety of technical data, based on which we develop innovative solutions for complex environmental, physical, economic and social problems.
We comprise significant expertise and experience in the key disciplines of transport planning, traffic engineering, landscape architecture and urban design. Our portfolio comprises a wide range of planning and design responses to different challenges, and covers the following categories of work:
TfL is responsible for London's network of principal routes, structures and services including:
In terms of roads, TfL controls the Transport for London Road Network which at 580km accounts for 5% of London’s roads, but carries 33% of London’s traffic.
Road Space management is the department within TfL responsible for designing, managing and operating the TLRN network.
More than 27 million journeys are made across London every day, from local walks to deliveries, cycle trips to the daily commute.
In order to keep London moving and meet future demand, our road network and the way we manage it needs to be modernised. As part of our Road Modernisation Plan innovative designs are being implemented to transform cycling in London and to improve the environment for all road users.
See.Sense exists to make cycling better for everyone, with their award-winning bike lights giving cyclists more visibility on their ride, and cities more information on their roads. Their lights (which are used by more than 30,000 cyclists across 70 countries) shine brightly both in daylight and at nighttime, react to moments when a cyclist may be at risk by automatically flashing brighter and faster, and can detect any road issues or poor route conditions that a cyclist faces. Through the See.Sense mobile app, the cyclist is then able to share these insights anonymously with Planners to help them improve public safety, reduce congestion and lower pollution in cities.
You can find out more about See.Sense's work to make cycling safer, more convenient and more enjoyable for everyone at seesense.cc.
Did you know that by 2050 around 70% of the world’s population will live in cities?
This will represent a challenge for mobility, health, accessibility and waste management.
At Zicla, we dream of an efficient, sustainable, friendly world. We are guided by our desire to protect the environment and promote sustainable development to transform modern cities into healthier, greener, more sustainable ones.
At Zicla we have been working for more than ten years to develop traffic, mobility and accessibility solutions for cities, using recycled materials. Aware of the importance of segregated cycle lanes for healthy, sustainable mobility, we have developed two systems to segregate these routes to encourage people to use them. On one hand, we have the Zebra system, guaranteeing safety for cyclists and for other road users. On the other hand, we have also developed the Zipper system, a modular way of segregating traffic flows consisting of two high-visibility elements particularly suited to two-way cycle lanes laid out in the middle of avenues.
Accessibility is also a big issue in cities. Our Vectorial platforms, designed to improve universal urban accessibility in general, and accessibility to bus stops in particular, are also manufactured with post-consumption and post-industrial plastic waste.
The way we work fits perfectly into the circular economy and healthy cities, as we focus on the resource cycle and follow a model based on reusing, repairing, remanufacturing and recycling existing materials and products rather than using raw or virgin materials.
FREEBIKE is the most technologically advanced dockless electric bike in the world.
A user can rent it in 2 seconds using an app or contactless card, a speed and flexibility found nowhere else. This also allows seamless integration with a city’s transport system. Its pinpoint accuracy GPS allows cities unrivalled control to define where it may or may not be ridden or parked. It can be tracked and stopped in real time.
With its electric assist motor, the Freebike can go up to 15mph but the technology allows this to be capped at different speeds, in different areas and even at different times of day. The battery has a huge range of 120km and will be changed every 3 to 5 days, meaning the bike will be visited and serviced regularly. However it’s motion sensors will send out an alert for immediate action if it falls over or is in an accident.
Freebike is being launched by Homeport which has 16 pedal bike sharing systems in UK, France, Poland, Czech and Saudi and 5 ebike schemes in Czech, Slovakia, Canada, Finland and London. Our team has deep experience of creating robust bikesharing software and a wealth of experience in developing hardware that is fit to stay outside 24/365.
Dockless electric bike sharing will dramatically change city transport. It is the quickest way to travel up to 6 miles without breaking a sweat, it’s environmentally positive, it attracts a wider demographic than traditional schemes and most importantly, it makes travelling fun.