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Help requested posted on 22nd June 2016:

Cycle safety (Exchanging Places)

The West of England are considering offering an "Exchanging Places" campaign aimed specifically at adult riders, drivers and pedestrians. Can anyone offer any advice or assistance please.

Pamela Williams

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Response posted on 22nd June 2016 by:
Will Cubbin

E: william.cubbin@essexhighways.org
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Cycle safety (Exchanging Places)

We considered this in Essex, with a focus on HGVs like they have been doing on London. But looking at the collision data we found this type of collision was very rare in Essex.

I would therefore recommend making sure the type of exchanges taking place reflect the types of collisions experienced by cyclists in your area.

Best of luck!


Response posted on 22nd June 2016 by:
Adrian Walsh

E: awalsh@roadsafe.com
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Exchanging Places

Met Police won a PMIRSA for their scheme:

http://www.roadsafetyawards.com/winners/view.aspx?winnerid=359

Further info and contact details are at:
http://content.met.police.uk/Article/Exchanging-Places-Events/1400007586440/1400007586440


Response posted on 23rd June 2016 by:
Simon Deards

E: simon.deards@bedford.gov.uk
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Exchanging Places

Hi there, at a recent East of England Freight Quality Partnership meeting reference was made to similar initiatives delivered by fleet operator membership organisations, notably FORS. I would certainly recommend getting in touch with Mr James Tillyer FORS Manager who working with CILT uses this video in connection with driver training interventions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Lfz36abbE


Simon


Response posted on 27th June 2016 by:
Simon Castle

E: simon.castle@met.police.uk
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Exchanging Places

Hi Pamela

The cycle safety team is responsible for the Met's Exchanging Places programme in London. We've had more than 25,000 participants. Last year, we held more than 200 events, including at least one in every London borough.

When organising events, there are several crucial details, the main four being:
(i) Location. Must be safe yet visible on a high (cycle) traffic route.
(ii) Attracting participants. You want to bring in the people who don't feel that this is aimed at them.
(iii) Vehicle. Not all trucks are suitable. In fact some are absolutely wrong and can give participants a dangerously wrong perception.
(iv) Message. A balanced message is vital to prevent accusations of 'victim blaming'. Also, any hint of "NEVER pass the inside of a truck" is unrealistic in most urban environments; a more nuanced, skill and judgement based message is required.

Please drop me a line - I'd be happy to talk through these (and others) in more detail. We must be getting it right - our feedback is 97% positive and we were awarded an international road safety award by Prince Michael.

Best wishes

Simon Castle
simon.castle@met.police.uk
07786 671658


Response posted on 29th June 2016 by:
Mandi Slater

E: andrea.johnson@birmingham.gov.uk
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Exchanging Places

We have been running a very successful exchanging place programme in Birmingham, which involves us working with the local police and the local HGV companies such as DHL and Jaguar Landrover. We have held events at local parks where cyclist passing through as well a city centre locations, we were asked to work with a local hospital that in connection with head injuries from cyclist which has a different take. If you wish to know more about this project then please feel to contact me and happy to speak more about it to you.
mandi.slater@birmingham.gov.uk


Response posted on 1st July 2016 by:
Mandi Slater

E: Andrea.johnson@birmingham.gov.uk
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exchanging places

We have run a very successful exchanging places programme, we have partner up with the police, DHL and jaguar landrover, we have run events at parks and hospital regarding cycle safety. We have done this on a very small budget.

If you wish to discuss this further please feel free to contact me mandi.slater@birmingham.gov.uk


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