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.

Events

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

  • 11 August 2015 - 07:30-09:30 - Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA
  • 12 August 2015 - 16:30-19:00 - Grosvenor Road, junction with Claverton Road, SW1V
  • 14 August 2015 - 08:00-10:00 - Greenwich, SE10
  • 19 August 2015 - 10:00-14:00 - BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
  • 20 August 2015 - 16:00-19:00 - Cable Street, junction with Sutton Street, Tower Hamlets
  • 24 August 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - Rotten Row, Hyde Park
  • 25 August 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - Islington Green, Upper Street, junction with Essex Road
  • 28 August 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - One Tower Bridge Road, SE1
  • 3 September 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - Hays Galleria, Southwark
  • 3 September 2015 - 16:30-19:00 - Hartfield Road Car Park behind Wimbledon Piazza SW19 1QB
  • 9 September 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - Victoria Park, Bonner Bridge, Tower Hamlets
  • 15 September 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - Clerkenwell Fire Station, Roseberry Avenue Islington
  • 15 September 2015 - 16:30-19:00 - Beadon Road outside Hammersmith Underground Station
  • 16 September 2015 - 16:00-19:00 - Victoria and Albert Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7
  • 17 September 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - Shepherds Bush Green
  • 20 September 2015 - 10:00-17:00 - Orpington High Street, BR5
  • 30 November 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - Victoria and Albert Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7

For more information about Exchanging Places, please email the Cycle Safety Team.