Road Safety Week

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 00:00 to Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 00:00

Remember skipping happily to school, without a care in the world?

Remember cycling to the park with friends, laughing and chatting, without noisy traffic speeding past?

Remember walking down your street, bumping into your neighbour, and stopping for a good catch-up?

Road safety isn’t just about driving safely and legally or using the green cross code (although they’re important). It’s about making our streets safe and pleasant for everyone to use freely, and it’s about us all doing what we can to protect ourselves, people around us and the planet we depend on. A big part of that is driving less, as little as possible, or not at all if you can: it can make a huge difference to road safety and your health, wallet, community, and the planet. That’s why this Road Safety Week, Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging everyone to consider how they use roads, and if they can ditch some driving, and instead walk, cycle or use public transport as much as possible.

And what's Birmingham doing for Road Safety Week? Push Bikes asked, but got no reply. Assume the answer is "nothing".