Mark is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience of highway design, construction and maintenance. He has worked for a contractor, a developer and two local authorities and currently works for a local highway authority managing a range of highway improvement projects, including infrastructure to enable walking and cycling.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation and was the lead author of the Institution’s 2015 guidance, “Designing for Walking”. He writes a weekly civil engineering blog as “The Ranty Highwayman” which also features as a monthly column in Highways Magazine.
Mark is a passionate advocate for the reworking of urban streets to enable local active travel and considers there is an urgent need for long-term planning and funding to facilitate change.