02-04 March 2021 / ExCeL, London
Tue & Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 10:00 – 16:00

Mark Philpotts

Mark Philpotts

Mark Philpotts

Technical Manager, Walking & Cycling, Sweco and author, Designing for Walking (CIHT)

With nearly 25 years in the industry working for a variety of 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 schemes including walking, cycling, bus stop accessibility, casualty-reduction, highway structures maintenance and traffic management. He also has substantial experience in highway development management from the pre-application to implementation stage, including S38 and S278 highways agreements.

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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