Where am I?

Street nameplates - as important as ever

A talk by Vincent Stops, policy officer at London TravelWatch

Thursday 13th November 2014 at The Gallery at 6.30pm

One of the most basic types of sign in the public environment is the street nameplate. Whilst many people nowadays use in-vehicle or hand-held forms of satnav, this is not universal and street nameplates remain essential for finding or confirming where you are in the urban built environment. Most importantly, for the emergency services responding to incidents it is essential that callers can tell them quickly and unequivocally where they are.

In 2003 London TravelWatch undertook a study titled "Where am I" looking at actual practice in Street nameplates in London, revealing that although a legal requirement, many local authorities had maintained them poorly or not at all.

Vincent's talk will describe the nature of the legislation, the work that London TravelWatch undertook, what people told them and the recommendations they made.

For over 10 years Vincent Stops has worked as a policy officer for London TravelWatch,the Statutory body representing all transport users in London and he has taken a particular interest in streets issues. Vincent is also a local councillor in the London Borough of Hackney.


The Gallery,75 Cowcross Street,London EC1M 6EL

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