Transport Planner of the Year 2021

Nominations are being sought for the Transport Planning Society sponsored ‘Transport Planner of the Year Award 2021' 

We are looking for individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the transport planning profession over the last year. This could be in the form of a project delivered, a pioneering technique or approach used, someone who has put their head above the parapet  or just because they are a good ambassador for the profession. Please be aware that there is separate Lifetime Achievement award presented at TPM.

All entries must be nominated by a colleague or third party. Please send the name of your nominee and no more that 250 words stating why they should be considered for this award to our Business Manager, Andy Costain at info@tps.org.uk

This  prestigious award will be presented at the annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting to be held from 7-8 July online.  Last year's winner was Sally Gibbons from the Department for Transport for her work in producing the government's guidance on 'Reallocating road space in response to COVID-19: statutory guidance for local authorities'.  This guidance played a significant role in supporting the recovery from the COVID-19 emergency through encouraging safe and active travel.

In making the award Stephen Bennett, TPS Chair said

"This year we had a very strong field, but there was a clear winner as voted by the TPS Board. I am delighted that the award this year goes to someone who played a substantial role in producing the government's guidance on 'Reallocating road space in response to COVID-19: statutory guidance for local authorities'

This guidance set out and clarified how local authorities can quickly, easily and cheaply make roads car-free through local road closures, widen footways, or install temporary cycle lanes. This guidance has played a significant role in supporting recovery from the COVID-19 emergency through encouraging safe and active travel and enabling social distancing during restart

Never before have so many small scale active travel improvements been made across the country at such speed and it provides a platform to deliver a lasting transformative change.

Sally Gibons

Sally Gibbons receiving her award

The deadline for nominations is Monday 7 June

 
 
 

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