About

 

PedBikeTrans is an independent, not-for-profit institute which provides networking and educational opportunities for transport professionals and those with an interest in walking and cycling.

 

Our mission is to connect and share knowledge between walk and cycle practitioners and enthusiasts. Through this, we aim to promote excellence in active transport planning and design through the sourcing and sharing of best practices and innovation from Australia and around the world.

PedBikeTrans is managed and led by fellow transportation professionals, working in both public and private sectors.

 
The 2020 Executive Committee

RACHEL SMITH

PRESIDENT

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Rachel has 20 years of experience working as a Transport Planner in international engineering consultancies and the public sector, in the UK and Australia. She is the Author of Decongestion, has spoken in London’s Palace of Westminster’s House of Lords,  has two TEDx talks, is on the Smart Cities Task Force, is a Sourceable columnist, was part of the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York, Berlin and Mumbai, created the Cycling Super Highways concept and was awarded the BP International Road Safety Award. Rachel returns to PedBikeTrans as President for 2020

KYLIE NIXON

VICE PRESIDENT

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Kylie has been a member of PedBikeTrans' Executive Committee since 2010. Over this time she has fulfilled the roles of both President and Vice President. Kylie is a Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner with over 20 years' professional experience in Australia and overseas.

ROY ZHU

SECRETARY - remote

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Roy is a returning member of the PedBikeTrans Executive Committee. He is a transport planner with a keen interest in academia, having presented numerous papers worldwide regarding public transport and smart card data.

ALLAN BROWN

SECRETARY -local

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Allan joins the committee in 2020 bringing a wealth of knowledge as a transport planner both in QLD and NSW. His achievements include introducing bike lockers and bike sheds at numerous train stations across NSW, informing guidelines and bike parking standards as well as introducing a tandem bike borrow scheme for the vision impaired and developing numerous cycling programs for at risk youth. In his spare time Allan likes to work on his 1906 Queenslander and also check out new bikeways around Brisbane. 

DREW WESTBROOK

TREASURER

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Drew has been a supporter of PedBikeTrans for a number of years and is the returning Treasurer for 2020. Drew is an Urban Planner who is passionate about local economic development, active transport, urban design, social equity, sustainable development, arts, culture, heritage and creative industries, triathlon, swimming, running and cycling.

ALLYSON STARKY

MARKETING OFFICER

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Allyson returns to the committee for 2020. With a history of dragging her family on obscure public transport trips during holidays, Allyson completed a Masters in Communication focusing on transport issues. She now works in corporate communications and marketing, and in her spare time she advocates for and promotes active travel.

ATHOL MOORE

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

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Athol has been a member of PedBikeTrans since 2007 and has previously served in the Executive Committee. As Communications Officer he aims to facilitate the development of an on-line resource sharing good active travel planning and engineering practice for members to access. Athol is a Transport Planner and Transportation Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in Australia and South Africa.

MURRAY HENMAN

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

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Murray is a transport planner who is particularly interested in the possibilities of walking, riding bikes, and using public transport. He has mostly worked at Transport and Main Roads but has also worked for Logan and Moreton Bay Councils. Like most of us, when on holidays, he takes photos of transport infrastructure.

ANDREW O'BRIEN

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

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Andrew also returns to the PedBikeTrans' Executive Committee in 2019 having been a regular at events for a few years. On top of working as a transport modeller for a private consultancy, Andrew is an avid cyclist, and has a keen interest in the growing role of active transport in Australian cities.

 
 
 
 
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