Cycle Proofing Working Group

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Andrew Reeves-Hall

Dear Department for Transport,

Could you tell me who the members are of the 'Cycle Proofing Working Group'?

Who was appointed to the role of "Cycle Proofing Policy Advisor" (see advert* below)?

What is the definition of "Cycle Proofing"?

That is, what specific actions by (whom?) constitutes making a place "cycle proof"?

What outcomes are required in order to deem a scheme to have been "cycle proofed"?

What role does the public play in determining if a scheme is "cycle proof"?

Thank you, and best wishes,

Andrew Reeves-Hall
*the job advertisement from last summer is included below for reference:
Cycle Proofing Policy Advisor
Ref: DFT/453/14/DFTc

This is an opportunity to shape exciting changes. With a national remit, you will enjoy an impact on health and fitness, transport and the shape of the UK’s road network. In this high profile role, you will be instrumental to taking forward the Prime Minister’s commitment to deliver a cycling revolution in Britain - from policy to practicalities.

You will manage an influential group of stakeholders - the Cycle Proofing Working Group - to collectively lead an ambitious programme of work. Cycle proofing roads is all about making sure the road network is designed with the needs of cyclists in mind. You’ll project manage a varied portfolio. We will look to you to develop initiatives including a technical review of design standards, a training programme for highways engineers, and an annual conference. Along the way, you’ll work closely with diverse stakeholders including engineers, planners and local authorities. In particular, you’ll work with the Highways Agency on their trunk road network programme, making sure best practice is identified and shared.

To join our friendly and supportive team in this important role, you’ll be a strong leader and effective policy maker with an ability to develop solutions quickly and effectively, subsequently ensuring delivering of those solutions using project management techniques. The ability to forge professional relationships while managing complex opinions and perspectives will be key to your success. Experience of cycling or planning policy will be an advantage, but is not essential. In return for your commitment, you will enjoy strong prospects for career development and progression. Due to the scope of the post, no specific base location is specified, but you will spend time in London every week.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous holiday entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Closing Date: 26th June 2014.

Department for Transport

Dear Mr Reeves-Hall,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0011848.

A response will be issued to you in due course.


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