Streets Ahead: Who is thinking about London’s streets and roads? NLA lunchtime soapbox talks

Throughout February - 12:45-13:15 (Registration from 12:30)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Industry experts take to the Streets Ahead ‘soapbox' to shout about the key issues facing London’s roads. From cycling to bridges, come along on your lunch break to find out who is thinking about the future of London’s streets and roads!

This series of four free ’soapbox’ talks forms part of the Streets Ahead event series, coinciding with the major exhibition. Taking place in the NLA galleries during the exhibition we will look at what new river crossings we need; the future of London’s cycling routes and how we can learn from other cities; why pedestrian movement should be a priority for the new mayor; and offer opportunity to hear from those who design and shape the streets around us! Come and quiz the experts! 
Friday 5 February - River crossings, connecting the capital 
Speakers include: 
Matt Yates, Head of Planning Projects, Transport for London
Annette Jezierska, Senior Development Officer, Sustrans 
Friday 12 February - The future of cycling 
Speakers include:
Charlie Palmer, winner of the 2015 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship for project Cycling Megacities
Councillor Vincent Stops, LB Hackney
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture 
Friday 19 February - Walking in London 
Speakers include: 
Peter Heath, Design Director, Atkins
Sarah Williams, Campaigns Manager, Living Streets 
Wednesday 24 February - Greening streets
Keith Sacre, Vice-Chair, Aboricultural Association (TDAG Trustee)
Luke Greysmith, Director, Greysmith Associates
Download the Streets Ahead Catalogue as a pdf here.
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Come and grab a sandwich at 26 Food + Drink, a new cafe in The Building Centre

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