The Road Safety Trust has awarded approximately £300k of funding to eight UK organisations to explore changing road use and emerging road safety issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Trust is the largest independent road safety grant giver in the UK. Its Small Grants Plus Programme was opened in September.
The British Horse Society and Cycling UK have teamed up together to address the 20,000 road casualties involving a horse or cyclist and will provide an educational video.
The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) will be looking at safety issues around private e-scooter use (see below picture). The project has an important synergy with the evaluation of the e-scooter rental scheme trials which started in 2020 and will help inform legislative decisions.
The Road Safety Foundation will assess the safety of the active travel schemes that were implemented by local councils during the COVID-19 pandemic and explore the risks to vulnerable road users.
Brunel University, in partnership with London Borough of Hillingdon and The Bikeability Trust, aims to pilot the use of digital technology to improve primary school children’s ability to safely navigate junctions on a bicycle.
An additional four organisations also received funding and will be announced in due course.
For more details, please visit Road Safety GB >>