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Knowsley Road Safety team support Project EDWARD 2023

by Lisa Bennett

Knowsley’s Road Safety team is supporting Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) week of action from 15th until 19th May.

The week-long campaign will consist of three cars travelling across the whole of the United Kingdom to visit and highlight the very best examples of road safety projects.

On Tuesday 16th May, one of the Project EDWARD cars visited Merseyside to showcase the work being carried out in pursuit of Vision Zero, which is at the core of the Liverpool City Region Road Safety Strategy.

The Project EDWARD week of action coincides with Walk to School Week, a national campaign by Living Streets to encourage people to travel actively to school.

Throughout the week, Knowsley’s Road Safety Team will be hosting sessions in primary schools across the borough, working with children to educate them about staying safe near roads and when they travel to school.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We take Road Safety very seriously here in Knowsley and we work closely with our partners across Merseyside all year round to educate and create awareness. We have supported Project EDWARD for many years, so it is a pleasure to have them visit the area to showcase the work of our teams and partners.”

Knowsley’s Road Safety team is supporting the national Project EDWARD week of action partnership with Merseyside Police and Merseyside Road Safety Partnership.

Project EDWARD 2023 will focus on the theme of ‘Safer Mobility, Everyone’s Responsibility’ to encourage safer driving habits.

You can follow @Knowsley_Roads and @MerseysideRSP for regular updates during Project EDWARD and news on all other road safety activity in Merseyside.