With Neil Webster, Cyclo Consulting, Megan Sharkey, University of Westminster, Ben Knowles, PedalMe
Cycling or walking to work has many health and environmental benefits, but how can an organisation encourage employees to make the change and what systems and facilities need to be in place for success? Panel members will each give a short presentation before opening the discussion on how to take Active Travel forward.
Andrew Brown, has been a PR and journalist specialising in the built environment and workplace for over 20-years. His work is now focussing more and more on active travel, looking at educating local government as well as the service providers in FM and construction and their clients to promote safer walking and cycling to improve wellbeing, healthier living and therefore reduce the impact on our environment.
Neil Webster: An active traveller for work and pleasure Neil is an authority on the disruptive effect of cycling in the real estate market. He was the author of the 2017 BCO report “The Market Cycles” and has recently reviewed the cycling facilities across a UK occupier’s 700 building portfolio. He was previously a trustee of London Cycling Campaign.
Megan Sharkey is a city change maker for urban transitions, sustainability and transport. She has worked for businesses, communities, and governments in the UK, Australia, USA and UAE. Currently, she is the Urban Studies Research Scholar at the University of Westminster researching government barriers to cycling infrastructure development.
Ben Knowles founded Pedal Me in 2017. He trained originally as a chemist but moved in to transport due to an interest in Public Health. His work with children and families – many from deprived backgrounds – gave him an insight into how powerful walking and cycling are as tools for allowing people from all walks of life to allow freedom of movement.