Wednesday 10 July 2019

Alexandra Palace, London

About the speakers

Councillor Clyde Loakes

Waltham Forest Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment

A Councillor for the Leytonstone Ward in Waltham Forest for the past 20 years, Clyde has a deep understanding of the workings of local and National Government.  He understands how policies are developed and shaped, to deliver for local residents and communities.  Widely respected in local government circles across the political spectrum, Clyde stood down as Leader of Waltham Forest in May ‘09, after 6 years at the helm.

He is a member of the London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee and has helped establish a London Councils ‘Healthy Streets Steering Group’ to help influence TfL’s thinking on this ground breaking agenda.

In his role as Deputy Leader and Environment Portfolio Holder he leads on all transport policies and highways and parking management. He provided political leadership through the initial bid process and is currently providing the same robust political leadership for the implementation and delivery of the multi award winning and ground breaking £27 million Mini-Holland/Enjoy project. 

Clyde won the 2016 London Cycling Awards "Cycling Champion of the Year" in recognition of his leadership on Waltham Forests Mini Holland project and has been shortlisted in the 2018 National Air Quality Awards in the ‘Air Quality Champion’ category.

Councillor Joseph Ejiofor

Leader of the Council, London Borough of Haringey

Cllr Joseph Ejiofor has been the Leader of Haringey Council since May 2018, having previously been the Deputy Leader and held two different Cabinet portfolios on this authority.

An elected representative of the Bruce Grove ward for the last nine years, Cllr Ejiofor has the prior experience of being elected three times as a councillor in Newham. After graduating as a mature student, Cllr Ejiofor worked as a manager in the public, private and the voluntary sectors – specialising in risk and performance management and diversity and change management.

Cllr Ejiofor is a London-born Spurs fan and has been married for nearly 20 years, with two teenage daughters who both attend Haringey schools. Cllr Ejiofor is also a member of the London Capital Credit Union, Unite and the Co-op Party.

Brian Deegan

Principal Design Engineer, Urban Transport

Brian is one of the UK’s leading street design engineers and was co-author of the London Cycling Design Standards. With a background in engineering, he has also led high-profile policy and planning projects. He helped develop Transport for London’s Healthy Street Check, a key tool in designing for ‘Healthy Streets’, and helped ensure the design quality of all projects associated with the London Mayor’s £1billion Cycling and Healthy Streets programme. As a design engineer for Camden Council, Brian introduced the UK to ‘light segregation’ for cycling, and subsequently assisted TfL in the testing of innovative approaches to cycling-friendly signalised junction design, such as ‘hold the left’, two-stage right turns and early release.

As a street design all-rounder, Brian has experience tackling the many and varied demands placed on complex urban streets and spaces: from design engineering, traffic modelling and network strategies through to conducting research to the highest industry standards. He is helpful and pragmatic, and passionate about making better streets.


Stuart Reid

Interim Director of Vision Zero, Transport for London

Stuart Reid is TfL’s Interim Director of Vision Zero. Stuart has worked in the field of transport and behaviour change since 1993. In that time he has been the organiser of National Bike Week, a contributing author to the Manual for Streets and developed and implemented the Travel Demand Management behaviour change strategy around the London 2012 Olympics. He joined TfL in 2013.

Councillor Kirsten Hearn

Cabinet Member for Environment, London Borough of Haringey

Kirsten Hearn initially trained as an artist, becoming the first blind art student in the country, before her political convictions ‘lured’ her into local government. She joined the Greater London Council as a disability worker, at the start of a 16-year career in the field of local government equality and diversity that saw her rise to Assistant Director level.

She then began to work as an independent equalities advisor to public bodies including the Met Police, TfL and Central Government, alongside her local volunteering and activism. In 2014 she became a Labour Councillor for Stroud Green Ward in Haringey, and in 2018 was appointed to Haringey’s Cabinet as the member for Environment. In this role she has worked on a number of projects to make

Haringey more liveable, including chairing the Crouch End Liveable Neighbourhood Project Board, improving air quality, enabling more cycling and walking, and managing Haringey’s green and open spaces. She is delighted to say that her recent appointment as Cabinet member for Climate Change and Sustainability will allow her to continue this brief, whilst also giving her the opportunity to build sustainability, accessibility and climate change mitigation into planning decisions.


Zina Etheridge

Chief Executive, London Borough of Haringey

Zina became the Chief Executive of Haringey Council in March 2017, having previously been Deputy Chief Executive with responsibility for People and a number of corporate services. Before joining Haringey Zina was Assistant Chief Executive at London Borough of Barnet, and held a range of positions in the Civil Service including Director of Strategy and Transformation for UK Border Force, Executive Director for Civil Service Reform in the Cabinet Office, and Director of Strategy and Communications in the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills.

Zina is currently Chair of London Councils’ Chief Executive Group.  She was previously London Councils’ lead advisor for Children’s Services and Chair of the London Safeguarding Children’s Boar.

Michael Barratt MBE

Development Impact Assessment Manager, Transport for London

Michael currently leads a team using innovative methods to mitigate the impact from London’s major construction projects. This also includes the promotion of sustainable transport and disability equality.

Michael has over 30 years experience within the construction, haulage and security industries. He started working at Traffic Director for London in 1999, TfL’s predecessor and has remained at the organisation ever since.

Michael has a passion for safety, security, improving the environment, problem solving and a quest for balance. His accomplishments include creating the TfL Construction Guidance Document, Roadworks Patrols, HGV management systems and new methods of incorporating safer walking and cycling around works. He is also responsible for forming a London wide network of collaborative construction working groups that deal with all associated impacts.

Sam Monck

Head of Network Sponsorship, Investment Delivery Planning, Transport for London

Sam Monck, is currently job share Head of Network Sponsorship at TFL working with all London’s boroughs to take forward the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. He has been at TfL for three years, with one year seconded  to run the joint TfL/Westminster team to develop the proposed pedestrianisation of Oxford Street (Westminster subsequently developed their own alternative proposals)..   Before TfL he worked at the London Borough of Camden for 25 years running a range of strategic and operational services including Transport Strategy, Engineering, Parking, Environment Services and Sustainability. While at Camden Sam oversaw the development of the West End Project (changing the Tottenham Court Rd area), and both major and minor area projects, leading the borough to four “Transport Borough of the Year” awards. At TfL he has worked with boroughs delivering a range of area and town centre improvements, Mini Hollands and borough cycling programmes and other projects.

Sam Neal

Project Manager, London Borough of Haringey

Sam Neal has over 15 years Local Authority experience in Town Centre Regeneration, Masterplanning, Public Realm and Highway schemes, art installations and Major Site Development.  With a strong track record of developing a vision for an area, securing external funding from organisations such as the GLA, LGF, TfL and Heritage Lottery Fund and delivering projects to budget, time and to an excellent standard Sam has delivered award-winning transformational change.  Leading multi-disciplinary teams Sam can facilitate stakeholder engagement and support for schemes, develop creative place-shaping interventions and ensure a project’s successful delivery, long-term sustainability and continued growth.

Councillor Daniel Anderson

London Borough of Enfield

Daniel Anderson is the former Deputy Leader of Enfield Council and is a passionate and dynamic political driver. He has been instrumental over the last four years in delivering Enfield’s successful Mini-Holland bid - the £42m Cycle Enfield project - and in securing the recent £6m Liveable Neighbourhood bid for Enfield Town.

Daniel’s overriding vision throughout has been about transforming Enfield's high streets & town centres; promoting more active forms of travel to improve our residents’ health; and creating safe and secure cycle lanes to be used by all, young and old alike.

As a result, Enfield is seeing the creation of a network of high-quality cycle routes across the entire Borough including major routes such as the A105 and A1010, along with secondary link routes. It also includes the Quieter Neighbourhood programme that looks to return our streets to the people who live in them, along with supportive measures such as dockless hire bikes, cycle hubs and hangers, the ‘ Dr Bike’ maintenance programmes, second-hand bike markets, guided cycle rides and individually tailored training opportunities.

The first completed section (the A105) has already won the ‘Best New Cycling Project’ award at the London Cycling Awards and the ‘Sustainable Mobility’ award at the Sustainable City Awards.

Will Norman

Walking & Cycling Commissioner, Transport for London

Will Norman is London’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner, working to deliver the Mayor’s pledges to make walking and cycling safer and easier in the capital.

Will was previously Director of Global Partnerships at Nike. He spent more than three years working with not-for-profits, governments, UN agencies and European Institutions to tackle the global inactivity crisis, with a particular focus on getting children more active.

Prior to working at Nike, Will was Director of Research at the Young Foundation and also set up a successful social research consultancy.

Will has a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys both running and walking throughout the capital. He lives with his family in east London.

Rob Edwards

Lead Sponsor North Central / Investment Delivery Planning, Transport for London

As a traffic engineer and town planner, Rob has been with TfL since its creation in 2000 having joined from the Traffic Director for London (TDfL). He currently heads a team of sponsors leading on the delivery of improvement schemes on the Mayors Road Network covering five Central London boroughs. This role also encompasses working with the Boroughs on developing and delivering their LIP programmes including successful Liveable Neighbourhood programmes.  Prior to joining TDfL, Rob spent ten years with LB Tower Hamlets and LB Islington.

Dan Hubert

Founder, AppyParking

Dan Hubert, founder of AppyParking is on Smart City mission make parking a truly forgettable experience. His ambition to create frictionless multi modal journeys has earned AppyParking the recent accolade of the 15th most disruptive company in the world. By creating a connected car platform bridging mapping, data, IoT and payments drivers can gain complete choice and peace of mind about any destination. This saves drivers time, money and saves cities from congestion and pollution. 

Andy Martin

Urban Design Advisor, Transport for London

Andy is a social scientist and urban planner with a passion for creating equitable cities.  He joined TfL in 2016 and currently works within City Planning as an Urban Design Advisor, inputting and developing strategic area plans and policy to deliver sustainable growth and healthy streets in the capital.  Andy leads TfL’s ‘Small Change, Big Impact’ approach to delivering healthy streets through tactical urbanism, and in 2017 he organised London’s first ‘community street’ in Marylebone, Westminster for World Car Free day as part of a Low Emission Neighbourhood pilot on behalf of TfL and the GLA.  He is also currently working in partnership with Urban Design London to develop methodology and guidance on designing inclusive walkable neighbourhoods.  Having previously lived in various cities in Latin America, Andy is leading a research project on the contextual application of TfL’s street types and healthy streets within the context of Latin American cities, creating a typology and model based around the Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo. 

David Sutanto

Associate, Steer

David Sutanto is an Associate at Steer in London, who leads multidisciplinary transport planning projects that improve streets and places in cities. He has a particular interest in developing robust business cases to secure funding for schemes with a focus on walking, cycling and the urban realm. David has prepared business cases on behalf of Transport for London and several London boroughs for schemes such as Oxford Street; the Kingston mini-Holland programme; and numerous projects under TfL’s Major Schemes programme. In this work, he is adept at developing and applying bespoke analytical frameworks, using innovative techniques to ensure that the full range of transport and wider impacts is captured as fully as possible. David also draws on his broad background when undertaking business case work, which includes hands-on experience in areas including traffic modelling, engineering design and road safety.


Simon Philiips

Transport and Public Realm Strategy Manager, London Borough of Lambeth

After stints at the City of London and then Southwark Council, Simon now heads up transport policy at Lambeth. His work at both the City and at Southwark came at a time of positive change in attitudes toward active travel modes within both those organisations – hopefully not entirely a coincidence – and he played a key role in setting up the City Cycling Forum and developing Southwark’s Cycling Strategy. His work now encompasses all aspects of transport policy, but with a particular focus on walking and cycling – key priorities for Lambeth -  and evidence based approaches to network planning.

Christopher Smart

Programmes & Projects Manager, London Borough of Havering

Christopher has over 42 years Local Authority experience and currently manages multi disciplinary teams all dedicated to making Havering a great place to live.

For 25 years, Christopher has been responsible for the delivery of many ground breaking innovative social, economic, public realm and environmental improvement projects. He has successfully managed green infrastructure projects throughout Havering and implemented major Council Capital projects across all town centres in the Borough.

During this time Christopher has worked with many external organisations and has competitively obtained their funding streams to deliver projects from inception to completion. These schemes have been recognised by external bodies as worthy of commendation for their “trail blazing” initiatives.

Christopher firmly believes that the projects he and his teams deliver, help Havering residents to make positive lifestyle choices and in doing so, help to create a clean, safe environment for all.

“It’s about embracing the best of what Havering has to offer, and how we as a borough can play an active role in the success of the whole of London”. 

The projects Christopher delivers help to capitalize on the borough’s location and the opportunities that exist; creating great connections both to central London and Essex, combined with place-shaping interventions focused around Havering’s communities, business owners and visitors.

Kevin McCann

Interim LCWIP Strategic Support Lead, Heads of Partnerships (England North), Sustrans

Kevin joined Sustrans in 2016 but has worked in the industry for over a decade. He has a wealth of experience which bridges behaviour change programmes, infrastructure development, and stakeholder engagement.

Kevin is responsible for coordinating the strategic support element of the LCWIP programme across England, on behalf of the Strategic Consortium appointed by DfT. Working alongside DfT & technical consultants, he engages with a number of Local Authorities and Combined Authorities supporting them to make the strategic case when implementing their LCWIPs. This involves engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, from portfolio holders, key decision makers, highway engineers and policy officers; and supporting them in the development and implementation of their LCWIP.

Alongside this role, Kevin also manages a Partnerships team across the North of England and three Bike Life accounts in Liverpool, Greater Manchester and North of Tyne.

Nick Harvey

Senior Transport Planner, London Borough Lewisham.

Nick Harvey has 18 years’ experience in local government, covering a wide range of departments including Transport Policy, Parks and Open Spaces and Environment.

He has amassed a broad knowledge of issues/opportunities affecting all the major surface transport modes and the policies that guide them. He has worked alongside Local government officers, Councillors, TfL, transport  planning and engineering teams as well as planning authorities to create  joined up effective policies and projects, understanding the importance of integrating political and public influence in their lifecycle if they are to get from the page to implementation.

 With a specific focus on sustainable transport policy and behaviour change, Nick has lead on the creation, adoption and implementation of key strategies that look to bring sustainable transport to the front of both the political and public agenda.

Gordon Webster 

Walking & Cycling Technical Specialist,Active Travel & Health, Transport for London

Gordon is a transport planner with a background in landscape architecture, specialising in urban movement analysis and streetscape planning and design. He has worked on a range of walking and cycling projects across the UK, including: feasibility studies for the Mini-Hollands programme, cycle route strategy planning in Hampshire, Birmingham and Peterborough, cycling safety reviews for High Speed Two and project managing the detailed design of major junction improvement projects in London. His work at Transport for London focuses on developing tools and processes that will help to plan and deliver a better experience for people walking, cycling and accessing public transport.     

Dominic Millen

Group Leader,Transport Planning and Policy, Enfield Council

Dominic Millen is Group Leader for Transport Planning and Policy at Enfield Council where he heads up a team which provides transport input into planning applications, develops and implements transport related policies and delivers sustainable travel initiatives. Recently he has taken the lead on preparing Enfield’s Local Implementation Plan 3 and has supported the submission of a successful Liveable Neighbourhoods bid.

Previously Dominic worked as a sub-regional lead across four north London boroughs as part of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium team. One of the highlights of this was the pulling together and ongoing management of the successful West Anglia Routes Group, which brought together a range of partners to identify and secure funding for rail improvements.

Dominic is a passionate pragmatist who wants streets to be about people and enjoys urban walking both for work and pleasure.

Tim Hopkins Principal Portfolio & Benefits Realisation Manager, Transport for London Josh Learner  Cycling and Walking Programme Manager, London Borough of Lewisham

Jacinda Corlett

Principal Traffic Engineer, Project Centre

Jacinda Corlett has a decade of experience in both traffic engineering and planning, with a strong background in delivering walking, cycling, public transport and road safety projects in both the UK and New Zealand.  Working with a number of boroughs, she is focused on developing sustainable solutions through more people-focused design.
Jacinda is currently involved in the delivery of Phase 1 and 2 of the Tower Hamlets Liveable Streets programme in conjunction with the Bow Liveable Neighbourhood area, leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve transformational change in the communities.


Tim Hopkins

Principal Portfolio & Benefits Realisation Manager, Transport for London

Tim Hopkins works on Benefits Management in Transport for London’s Investment Delivery Planning directorate. He focusses primarily on supporting project sponsors in Surface Transport, driving a consistent and pragmatic approach to project and portfolio level benefits management, in which a benefits-led approach can be used to monitor project success and inform a balanced, prioritised portfolio.

After starting his career in Higher Education, he spent several years as a Knowledge Manager for a major accountancy firm and in local government, before moving into a Portfolio Office role in a London Borough. Tim has been with TfL since 2016.

Josh Learner

Cycling and Walking Programme Manager, London Borough of Lewisham

Josh Learner has over seven years’ experience working on sustainable transport projects in London. Beginning at Sustrans, he worked on the delivery of the Quietways programme in south east London as well as developing local collaborative design projects with a range of partners and key stakeholders. 

Josh led on the successful Deptford Parks Liveable Neighbourhood (DPLN) bid on behalf of LB Lewisham and in January 2018 joined the borough to develop this as well as the borough’s cycling and walking portfolio. This includes the delivery of Cycle Superhighway 4 and the borough’s flagship Healthy Neighbourhood programme.


Ben Kennedy   Strategic Transport Manager, London Borough of Croydon Fran Graham  Campaigns Coordinator, London Cycling Campaign

Mark Bland

Programme Manager: Enjoy Waltham Forest | Neighbourhood and Commercial

Mark Bland has worked in the traffic and transportation field for over 35 years in both the public and private sectors. He has spent the majority of his career working in local government specialising in traffic management, event management and sustainable transport. Prior to working with Waltham Forest Mark was the Head of Traffic Management and Parking for LOCOG responsible for delivering traffic management and parking for all Olympic and Paralympic venues.  

Mark is currently the Enjoy Waltham Forest Programme Manager, previously named Mini Holland programme, for the London Borough of Waltham Forest and has been working on the project since the funding award in 2014. The project has trialed a wide range of new measures and has been hugely successful winning numerous industry awards.  

Ben Kennedy 

Strategic Transport Manager, London Borough of Croydon

Ben is a transport planner and project manager who has spent the last 17 years working on air quality, public realm, sustainable transport and urban mobility projects in both the private and public sectors. He spent 7 years at the London Borough of Hackney as Principal Transport Planner, then moved into a role at the City of London as the Low Emission Neighbourhood Programme Manager. Ben has spent the last year in the role of Strategic Transport Manager at the London Borough of Croydon, one of London’s largest boroughs where transformational growth and regeneration is well underway. 

Fran Graham

Campaigns Coordinator, London Cycling Campaign

The London Cycling Campaign is the voice for cycling in London, and together with our 11,500 members, we campaign for a greener, healthier and happier London, where everyone who wants to cycle, can. With an environmental background, Fran joined LCC in 2017 as the Campaigns Coordinator. She supports the work of LCC’s brilliant local borough groups, as they push for high-quality Dutch style infrastructure, as well as taking a lead in London wide campaigns to triple the mileage of high quality cycle tracks, create Liveable Neighbourhoods, push for safer junctions, make direct vision lorries the norm.

Lucy Marstrand

Healthy Streets Adviser​, Project Centre

Lucy Marstrand-Taussig is the Healthy Streets Adviser at Project Centre in London.

Lucy has about 20 years’ experience in the built environment (public and private sectors), starting in architecture and moving to transport planning and design. She is particularly interested in querying inherited highways engineering practice.

She is a committee member of the national Road Danger Reduction Forum and sits on the CILT Active Travel Forum and the Department for Transport’s Cycle Proofing Working Group. Lucy is also a committee member for the ICE Walking and Cycling Community of Practice. Lucy was part of the DfT Steering Group Panel for the re-write of LTN 2/08 the national cycling design guidance, with a focus on designing for children

Emma Williamson

Assistant Director of Planning, Building Standards and Sustainability, London Borough of Haringey

Emma was named as one of The Planner’s 50 ‘Women of Influence 2019’, owing to her work in transforming Haringey’s planning service. In her Haringey role she has guided contentious major schemes through to permission and delivery, including applications totalling 4,000 new homes at Tottenham Hale and more than 2,500 at Wood Green, along with the redevelopment of (and around) Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's stadium. She also oversaw the Crouch End Liveable Neighbourhood bid, the adoption of Haringey’s Transport Strategy and the Haringey’s Local Implementation Plan which set out to increase walking and cycling in the Borough. Emma worked previously at the GLA and the Dept. of Communities and Local Government as well as working with communities in Southwark helping them to be involved in Planning and Regeneration.

Margaret Cooper

Head of Engineering, Public Realm, Tower Hamlets

Hi !  I’m a transport planner with over 35 years of working in London in traffic and highways.  I was previously Chair of LOTAG Transportation meetings and been involved in many major projects in London including extensions of the DLR and Jubilee Line; creating the East London Line; delivery of the London Olympics Transport strategy from pre-bid stage to 2012 and delivering the extension of the TfL Cycle Hire scheme across our entire borough.

So why do I have a bird on my head in the photo ?  Well that links to my flexibly retired status.  I only work 3 days meaning I actually have spare time for real life !  I enjoy mindful walking a lot – taking notice of the environment I’m in and appreciating little oddities.  That’s how I came to meet these odd birds on the Embankment ! 

Now my activities on days off inspire me to bring more of a community focus to our work in the borough.  I’m really excited to be delivering a programme of Liveable Streets across our borough of which the Bow Liveable Neighbourhood funding is a part.

Neil Goldberg

Transport and Town Planning Consultant, Haringey Council

Neil is a Transport and Town Planning Consultant working with Haringey to deliver the Council’s Transport Strategy. And become one of the most cycle and pedestrian friendly boroughs in London. Neil headed up the Haringey team who successfully won the Crouch End Liveable Neighbourhood bid in 2017. With over 10 years’ experience in the planning profession, he has worked for both the public and private sectors, in a variety of town planning and transport planning roles.

Neil has a strong academic and research reputation in the area of transport and town planning policy, advising strategic decision makers, industry professions and community organisation on how to deliver sustainable and healthy places and buildings.

His passion for transport and development has taken him to many places all over the world exploring how cities and transport systems have developed, and are successfully implemented.

Ben Plowden

Director of Strategy and Network Development for Surface Transport,  Transport for London

Ben has been at Transport for London since 2002, in which time he has held a number of senior roles including Managing Director of Communications and Director of the Smarter Travel programme.   Ben’s current role includes accountability for planning and delivery of London’s highways capital programme, delivery of the Mayor’s Ultra Low Emission Zone and wider business strategy.   Prior to working at TfL, Ben spend ten years in the non-profit sector, including being the founder CEO of the walking advocacy group Living Streets.  

Joe Irvin

Chief Executive, Living Streets

Joe has a wealth of experience in the public and third sectors. He was appointed as Chief Executive of Living Streets the charity for everyday walking in 2014 after being CEO of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA). Joe held senior roles in No 10 Downing Street 2007-2010 and as special adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister 1996-2001. He also worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, following a number of years at the Transport and General Workers Union and at the Trades Union Congress.

Joe is a former elected Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) and a judge for the Guardian Charity Awards. He also serves on the Department for Transport’s advisory group on Cycling and Walking.  He is a trustee of Voluntary Action Islington and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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