Phil has specialised in the production of design guidance documents. He was a member of the team that produced Manual for Streets for the Department for Transport in 2007, a guide to the design of urban, residential and lightly trafficked streets. Subsequently Phil was lead writer on Manual for Streets 2 for CIHT/DfT/CABE in 2010. The latter document extends the principles of MfS to busier urban and rural locations.
In 2012 Phil was appointed by CIHT as joint editor of the updated version of their comprehensive publication Transport in the Urban Environment, which is now being published as a series of discrete topic papers, including a recent review of ‘Shared Space’. He is a member of several independent design review panels, including for Transport for London, Highways England and several Garden Towns/Villages.
In recent years Phil has been involved in many walking and cycling initiatives, including editing the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidelines. He is now working on a revision to DfT’s Local Transport Note 2/08, ‘Cycle Infrastructure Design’.
Phil specialises in achieving synergy between streets and urban design, with the aim of creating places and spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims.
Phil’s main conference keynote paper “Streets as Places – what’s been achieved, what’s still to do”? will cover a review of achievements and learnings from Manual for Streets and some of the successful places that have been delivered on the ground, including many in which Phil has been involved.
For the Friday morning Active Transport workshop, Phil will present on “Active Travel in the UK: from marginal to mainstream” including discussion on the scope and delivery of the UK’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.