Thursday 28 September 2017

Walthamstow Assembly Hall

Meet the Healthy Streets Judges...

Lucy Saunders Phil Jones John Dales

Lucy Saunders

Public Health Specialist -
Transport & Public Realm

Greater London Authority
& Transport for London

Lucy developed the Healthy Streets Approach, she is a Consultant in Public Health specialising in transport, public realm and planning.

In 2015 she was awarded Transport Planner of the Year by the Transport Planning Society and her work won awards from the UITP and Chartered Institute for Highways and Transportation.

Lucy currently leads on the integration of transport and public health in London supporting Transport for London, boroughs and advocacy organisations. Lucy works across both the Greater London Authority and Transport for London embedding the Healthy Streets Approach, as set out in Healthy Streets for London, in policy and practice. In 2014 TfL became the first transport authority in the world to publish a Health Action Plan which Lucy wrote and lead its 3-year implementation.

Lucy has worked as a Public Health Specialist across a wide range of organisations from local to international level including NHS, government, academic, private and voluntary sector. She advises the World Health Organisation, the Department for Transport, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Sustrans.

She gained Fellowship of the UK Faculty of Public Health in 2012 on completion of the UK specialist medical training programme in Public Health. She has masters degrees in geography and public health.

In her free time Lucy enjoys walking around pointing out that junctions are too wide, pavements are not wide enough, sirens are too loud and car drivers are not complying with the law. As you can imagine, she is a real delight to spend time with.

Phil Jones

Managing Director
Phil Jones Associates

Phil is the Managing Director of Phil Jones Associates, which has grown from its founding in 2003 to a firm of over 50 people engaged on civil engineering, transport planning and urban design.

Phil has extensive experience in the planning and design of highways and other infrastructure, with particular expertise in active travel. He is part of the team that produced Manual for Streets in 2007 and was the joint editor of Manual for Streets 2, published in 2010.

Phil chaired the steering group and acted as editor for the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance, which supports the Wales Active Travel Act, and was joint author of Highways England’s Interim Advice Note 195/16 on designing for cycling.

During 2013/4, Phil jointly led a study of international best practice of cycling infrastructure for Transport for London, which involved visits to 14 cities in Europe and elsewhere.  The report was published in December 2014 and informed the current London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS).

More recently Phil has helped to produce guidance to local authorities on producing ‘Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans’ (LCWIPs) which is expected to be published with the final Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.

Phil is a member of the DfT’s Cycle Proofing Working Group, advising on how new transport infrastructure should take account of cycling, and is a technical adviser to British Cycling.  

John Dales

Urban Movement

John is a traffic engineer, transport planner and urban designer with 30 years’ professional experience that spans from strategic transport planning to concept design. Well known as a champion of better town and city streets, he was Director for Urban Initiatives’ before founding Urban Movement. John is an urban realm design advisor to several UK local authorities. He is a Trustee of Living Streets, was a contributing author to Manual for Streets 2, and is a former Board member of the Transport Planning Society. He’s been author of a monthly article in Local Transport Today on ‘Transport in Urban Design’ since 2005.

Brian Deegan Keith Hanshaw

Brian Deegan

Director, European Sector, AltaGO

Brian has been walking since he was one and cycling since he was four and so considers himself an expert in both.  He used these skills as one of the main authors of the London Cycling Design Standards and as the developer of the Healthy Street Check which attempts to quantify the health of a street based on how well it encourages walking, cycling and public transport.  He assures design quality at Transport for London as one of their technical advisors and is happy to answer any technical queries on twitter where he is known as @bricycle.  Brian helped bring light segregation to the UK so you have him to thank or to blame depending on your perspective and he was part of the team working to find innovative solutions to keep cyclists safe at signal controlled junctions.  He is the author of several academic and technical papers on cycling and contributed to the EU’s blueprint cycling strategy.  Brian has lived on some of the unhealthiest streets in the world and so has decided enough is enough.  


Keith Hanshaw

Managing Director
Project Centre

Keith is Managing Director of Project Centre, NSL's Technical Design Consultancy, providing leadership, management and strategic thinking to establish and grow the business across the UK.  Keith joined Project Centre in November 2014 from a Local Government background with over twenty five years experience, including five years experience as a Chief Officer and a further eight years of senior management experience in previous roles. Keith was previously director of Public Realm at Waltham Forest Council where he had overall responsibility for 250 staff across areas of service delivery and strategic activity.  Keith’s leadership skills led him to Chair the Six Olympic Host Borough Multi-area agreement, driv­ing the group to securing £180 million over three years for the Olympic fringe.  As well as helping to secure £30 million in funding for the Mini Holland programme in Waltham Forest, Keith led the strategic development of public realm regeneration and parks and open spaces including the strategic vision and delivery of £18 million design works for parks.

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