Exchanging Places Events

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We also set up ‘Exchanging Places’ events to raise awareness of cycle safety.

These events allow people to sit in the driver's seat of a HGV or bus to get a better understanding of what the driver can and can’t see, especially in regards to cyclists on the nearside and directly in front of the vehicle.

Exchanging Places video

A YouTube video has been launched, which features an experienced lorry driver and a regular cyclist who exchange places and discuss their thoughts. It also offers guidance and clearly demonstrates correct cycling, driving and pedestrian behaviour to ensure safer journeys and avoid collisions.

To watch the video, see 'Related Links' in the right hand navigation.


Come along to any of the exchanging places events below. Bike marking will also be offered at the following events:

30/06/16 16:00- 18:30 High Street Stratford E15
05/07/16 0730-1030 Huntley Street, Camden WC1
06/07/16 0800-0930 Ontario Street, SE1
11/07/16 1400-1630 Wellington Arch
12/07/16 0730-1000 The Mall, Duke of York Steps
14/07/16 1600-1830 Sutton Row off Soho Square
16/07/16 1200-1700 Langdon Park, Tower Hamlets
18/07/16 0730-1030 Byng Place, Camden
21/07/16 1600-1900 Emma Cons Gardens, Lambeth
22/07/16 0730-1000 Fulham Reach, Chancellor's Road, W6
27/07/16 0730-1000 Chelsea Creek, Townmeade Road, SW6
27/07/16 1600-1830 Shoreditch Park, Hackney
30-31/07/16 Ride London, Green Park

For more information about Exchanging Places, please email the Cycle Safety Team - see related contacts on this webpage.