I am a transport planner and an anthropologist with more than 30 years’ experience in the transport sector.
I am passionate about active travel and for the last seven years I have been championing the role of walking – both as a mode in its own right and also as a component of all other modes of transport. I have worked with many public sector clients at a local and national level to create more liveable and healthy places for communities.
I led the Cities Alive report “Towards a walking world” and have spoken at numerous conferences and events over the years on the importance and benefits of walking – which include social, economic, environmental and political benefits. I recently gave evidence to the UK Government Transport Committee on walking as part of their enquiry into Active Travel. I have appeared in technical and national media and most recently a national podcast, talking about walking and its benefits. I am also the Vice President and a Trustee of Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.
In 2019, I was awarded the title of Transport Planner of the Year by the Transport Planning Society on the basis of my work in raising the profile of transport planning and, particularly active travel, as well as being a champion for diversity in the transport planning profession.