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Lunch and Learn: Going Dutch – five lessons in good cycling infrastructure from the Netherlands, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 28 May 2020
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and Learn: Going Dutch – five lessons in good cycling infrastructure from the Netherlands, webinar

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This Lunch and Learn, jointly run by ICE West Midlands and ICE South East, is presented by Mark Phillpotts from SWECO, a European engineering consultancy.

There is no mystery to the five design requirements used by the Dutch in cycling infrastructure design because they have been embraced in national, regional and local UK design guidance. However, they are often cited but never explained.

This Lunch and Learn webinar will look at each of the requirements and explain what they mean and what the design implications might be, how they overlap and where the balance between them might lie.


Mark Philpotts

Technical Manager, Walking & Cycling, Sweco UK Ltd

Mark Philpotts

With 25 years in the industry working for a variety of public and private organisations, Mark has had the opportunity to view the industry from different standpoints and this has enhanced his ability to formulate practical solutions.

His local authority work has seen him lead on a diverse portfolio of local highway improvement programmes including walking, cycling, bus stop accessibility, casualty-reduction and traffic management. He also has substantial experience in highway development management and highway structures management.

Mark’s key area of professional interest is how we can design streets to enable people to walk and cycle, with a strong emphasis on inclusivity, accessibility and sustainable safety principles which is something his role with Sweco UK Ltd has given him the opportunity to specialise in.

He owns a Christiania cargo-tricycle which has taught him a great deal about inclusive cycling design which he combines with his engineering experience as a member of the Beyond the Bicycle Coalition, a group representing users of non-standard cycles used by disabled people, families and for cycle logistics. Mark is also the principal author of CIHT’s ‘Designing for Walking’ and a contributor to ‘Planning for Walking’.

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For more information please contact:

Daniel Stanyard

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