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.
Brian is well-known as a trainer of fellow professionals and as an inspirational public speaker, and is a design reviewer for Urban Design London. He has published several technical papers on cycle planning and recently lead on the infrastructure chapter of the draft EU cycling strategy. He made ‘National Transport Consultant of the Year’ in 2006, for his work on the London Cycle Network, and in 2014 his work on Camden’s Royal College Street was ‘Cycling Scheme of the Year’ at the London Transport Awards and ‘Best Space for Cycling Project’ at the London Cycling Campaign Awards. In 2017 he won the Trevithick Award for Best Paper in the ICE Journal of Engineering Sustainability.