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:

  • 06 June 2015 - 20:00-00:00 - Lee valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, E20 3AB
  • 11 June 2015 - 11:00-18:00 - Finsbury Park, Islington
  • 12 June 2015 - 08:30-17:00 - High Street Bromley near to the junction with Elmfield Road, BR1
  • 16 June 2015 - 16:30-19:30 - Kensington Gardens, The Broad Walk / Mount Walk
  • 17 June 2015 -  16:30-19:30 - Greewich park , junction of Blackheath Avenue/ Great Cross Avenue
  • 18 June 2015 - 16:00-19:00 - Victoria and Albert Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7
  • 20 June 2015 - 09:00-12:00 - Norman Park, Bromley, BR2 9EF
  • 5 July 2015 - 10:00 - 15:00  - Redbridge Cycle Centre, IG6 3HP
  • 7 July 2015 - 07:30 - 10:00 - US Embassy, Bond Street
  • 1 September 2015 - 07:30-10:00 - Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7JZ
  • 16 September 2015 - 16:00-19:00 - Victoria and Albert Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7
  • 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.