Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associates & CIHT and Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE

PJA 12.11.12-10Phil Jones is a Chartered Engineer with around 30 years’ experience in traffic engineering, transport planning and urban design.  He is the Principal of the UK consultancy, Phil Jones Associates.

Part of the team responsible for Manual for Streets, Phil was the joint editor of Manual for Streets 2. He also contributed to the preparation of Designing Streets for the Scottish Government.

He has been a member of the CIHT’s Urban Design Panel since 2008 and is a CABE Built Environment Expert. He was also part of the team that produced Local Transport Note 1/11 on Shared Space.

In recent years Phil has been involved in many cycling initiatives, including editing the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidelines and is a member of the DfT’s Cycle Proofing Working Group. Phil specialises in achieving synergy between transport planning and urban design, with the aim of creating places and spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims.

Lord-Chris-HolmesChris Holmes has been campaigning to raise awareness of issues around disability and the built environment and is a member of the CIHT shared space review steering group. Chris entered the House of Lords in 2013 and has been a member of Select Committees on Digital Skills, Social Mobility and, currently, Financial Exclusion.

Chris is also Diversity Adviser to the civil service, non-executive director at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, non-executive director at Channel 4 and deputy Chancellor at BPP University.

Previously Chris was Director of Paralympic Integration at London 2012 and has worked as a lawyer and journalist. During his career as a Paralympic swimmer Chris amassed nine gold, five silver and one bronze medal across four Games, including a record haul of six golds at Barcelona 1992.

Presentation: Shared Space - an overview of a review of schemes being prepared by CIHT

The presentation will summarise the new guidance note currently in preparation by CIHT (scheduled for publication later in 2016) on what has generally been referred to as Shared Space – although there is much misunderstanding and controversy over the use of that term.

The team working on the document is looking at a range of case studies from a number of perspectives, including road safety, to assess how well schemes have met typical objectives for this type of design.

Current thinking is that the schemes can be divided into three broad types, and the study will help to inform practitioners when they may be appropriate to use.  The project team is working closely with representatives of disabled people in preparing the document.