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News and views from around the road safety world, with contributions from partners, researchers and campaigners as well as Brake staff and volunteers. All views expressed are those of the contributor and do not necessarily represent those of Brake or its employees.
Sep
06

Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Dr Will Murray, a trustee of Brake, the road safety charity, cycled from London to Paris to raise money to support the work Brake do in saving lives and supporting bereaved and injured families. Here he describes his journey and looks at how cycling can benefit not only our health, but the economy. 

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Jul
21

The importance of planning our cities in the future

The importance of planning our cities in the future

How countries around the world plan and build their cities and infrastructure is even more vital than ever these days, not only for the safety of all citizens on the roads, but to improve air quality and provide sustainable modes of transport. Brake's Chief Executive Mary Williams writes about the changes needed in current attitudes to provide sustainable and prosperous cities around the world.

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Nov
25

Drive less, live more...

Drive less, live more...

Road Safety Week is in full swing and more and more people are learning the benefits of this year's theme 'drive less, live more'. With that in mind, Kent Austin from 2WheelsLondon blogs on three aspects of leaving your car at home and how it can be beneficial for you and others.

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Sep
01

What’s driving sustainable transport?

What’s driving sustainable transport?
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November will see Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event, go in a new direction. The focus this year is on sustainability, with the theme being 'drive less, live more'. With that in mind; Elli Thomas from Centre for Cities blogs on the role planning and understanding economic development can play in creating more sustainable transport.

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Jun
10

Active travel and traffic danger: the school run catch 22

Active travel and traffic danger: the school run catch 22

As 100,000 kids take to the streets on the day of Brake's Giant Walk, Brake's campaigns officer Ed Morrow examines why it's so important to get more children walking and cycling to school - and why we are currently failing to do so.

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