Simon Bradbury, Senior Safety Strategy Manager (Road Risk), Transport for London

Simon Bradbury leads the Vision Zero road risk team in Transport for London’s (TfL) Safety Health and Environment Directorate. The team has responsibility for setting London’s road danger reduction strategy and ensuring London remains on track to deliver reductions in fatal and serious casualties.

As well as being the architect of the Vision Zero approach in London, Simon has more than 15 years experience in transport planning and policy, in particular focusing on casualty reduction, cycling, walking and sustainable transport more generally. His experience includes more than 10 years at TfL, as well as senior level roles in transport consultancy and with local authorities. Key recent projects include authoring the Vision Zero action plan, planning delivery of key London cycling and walking programmes and developing the strategy for travel demand management for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Presentation: Developing a short to medium term motorcycle safety plan
While there have been reductions in the number of riders killed and seriously injured over the last decade, powered two wheeler riders remain significantly overrepresented in casualty statistics in London, with more than 1,000 continuing to be skilled or seriously injured every year.

TfL is increasingly concerned that this trend is not reversing rapidly enough, and has identified and prioritised short to medium term actions to reduce the risk associated with riding in London – including with vehicles, engineering, enforcement, training, legislation and communications.