London SLCs attend 2023 CiTTi Awards

London Sight Loss Councils (SLC) have presented an award at the City Transport and Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Magazine 2023 CiTTi Awards, and were shortlisted for their work to make our streets accessible for blind and partially sighted (BPS) people.

The nominations were for their recent in-app messaging campaign with Lime, designed to educate riders on responsible parking. The campaign also reminds users of the importance of not obstructing the pavements for BPS people. This work also featured in the CiTTi Magazine.

As part of Sight Loss Council’s Listening Month campaign, seventy-five per cent of BPS people fed back that street safety was the thing that mattered most to them. Lime and Sight Loss Councils are working closely to inspire safe, tidy and responsible e-bike parking, while also ensuring affordable and green transport remains available to all.

Read more about our campaign with Lime

The Awards

“Innovation will be key to success – we want to see novel and original solutions and projects.”
CiTTi Magazine

London SLCs were nominated for The Marston Holdings Road Safety Award, and The Smart Parking Award. We are so pleased to have been nominated and would like to offer our congratulations to this years winners. Whilst we didn’t win an award this year, we are thrilled that our work is recognised and valued across the sector.

CiTTi Magazine created the CiTTi awards to recognise the hard work and innovation demonstrated by public and private sector organisations. The awards celebrate organisations who enable the clean, safe and efficient movement of people, goods and materials through urban environments in the UK.

This year there were 120 shortlisted entries from 70 organisations, across 16 categories. The ceremony was a true celebration of some of the most fantastic efforts over the last twelve months.

From left to right: Harry Meade, SW London SLC member, Lucy Williams, Senior Engagement Manager for South England, Haren Thillainathan, SW London SLC member, and Guide Dog Addi. They are stood in the foyer of the Connaught Rooms, London. Harry and Haren are wearing black tuxedos, and Lucy is wearing a full length, green and white dress. They are all facing the camera, smiling.

Harry Meade, South West London SLC member, Lucy Williams, Senior Engagement Manager for South England, Haren Thillainathan, South West London SLC member, and Guide Dog Addi

On their nomination

Harry Meade, South West London SLC member, said:

“Being short listed for two awards by CiTTi magazine shows just how much impact some of our SLC campaign work has had. Hopefully these accolades will help to bring these very important messages to a much wider audience.”

Haren Thillainathan, South West London SLC member, added:

“It was great to have Sight Loss Councils work and key messages on e-bikes recognised in this year’s CITTI awards shortlist.

“Whilst we didn’t win on this occasion, it was a great opportunity to promote the work we do throughout the night.”

Lucy Williams, Senior Engagement Manager for South England, said:

“We had a fabulous night at the CiTTi Awards and were excited to be recognised amongst transport industry experts for our campaign with Lime.

“It was great opportunity to raise the profile of Sight Loss Councils as increasing the accessibility of transport is a national project for all of our SLCs.

“We were also grateful to present an award following our involvement in judging the Transport Accessibility award.

“Bring on next year!”

Fiona Duenyas, Public Affairs Manager at Lime, added: 

“We are pleased that our partnership with Sight Loss Councils, aimed to educate riders of the dangers and risks of inappropriate parking in our streets, was shortlisted for in two categories at the 2023 CiTTi awards.

“We will continue supporting innovative solutions for rider and pedestrian safety, aiming to benefit the entire community.”

From left to right: Jo Caulfield, host of the 2023 CiTTi awards, with representatives from DPD, winners of The Last Mile Delivery award, and Lucy Williams, Senior Engagement Manager for South England, who presented the award.

Lucy Williams, Senior Engagement Manager for South England, with award host Jo Caulfield, and the winners of the ‘Last-Mile Delivery Award’

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Publication date: 22 November 2023

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