46 school streets in 18 months: lessons learnt in Lewisham

Lewisham Council’s road safety team has delivered 46 school street restrictions across 37 schools in the last 18 months– with varied success and a number of lessons learned.

In this presentation, Liz Brooker, Lewisham’s road safety and sustainable transport manager, will talk through the process and candidly outline where things went well, and what she would do differently based on what she now knows.

The intention is to provide invaluable insight for any road safety teams about to embark on their school streets journey.

Liz Brooker MBE

Liz Brooker, Road Safety and Sustainable Transport Manager, Lewisham Council

Liz Brooker MBE has been involved in road safety within Lewisham for more than three decades.

She is currently responsible for delivering the Bikeability cycle training programme and the council’s SCP service, as well as road safety campaigns and initiatives, encouraging smarter travel choices and the school travel plan programme and any other issues that relate in some way to road safety.

In June 2016, Liz saw her services to road safety rewarded with a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.