Oliver is an accomplished traffic engineer with a broad range of experience in designing and justifying holistic transport solutions. He is a Civil Engineer (BEng) with a Masters in Transportation Planning and Engineering (MSc) and over 18 years’ experience developing exemplar streetscape designs and contributing to a variety of high profile and challenging Masterplans. His breadth of skills and comprehensive understanding of contemporary transport issues are complimented by his ability to successfully communicate with other built environment professionals. Oliver has an ability to produce truly innovative designs that not only represent best practice, but are responsive to local aspirations without losing sight of the need to ultimately be deliverable.
Oliver’s broad range of experience in the design, justification and delivery of streetscape schemes is grounded in his ability to take ambitious Council policies and, through close working relationships with Officers and Members, turn these into tangible change that attracts broad support. He has also demonstrated his ability to successfully challenge traffic and highway engineering conventions that too frequently place an inappropriate emphasis on provision for motor traffic. Whether this is as part of a Vision or Masterplan for towns like Newbury, Kidderminster or Boscombe, a Design Code for the A23 in Surrey, or transformational proposals for individual streets from Glasgow to Brighton. Oliver’s experience has led him to be selected to be part of Active Travel England’s Inspection and Planning Framework, where he has undertaken independent Design Review audits of bids from local authorities as well as follow-up workshops to assist them in overcoming challenges associated with introducing LTN 1/20-compliant schemes. He is also a design review panel member for Design South East, the London Borough of Kingston, the London Borough of Sutton, and Transport for London, as well as a guest lecturer at Southampton University