Mark Strong has over 30 years professional experience of working on sustainable transport and cycling. He was a founder member of Transport Initiatives in 2005, and has worked on on a wide range of projects for local authorities, government and private sector clients.
Mark has wide-ranging experience of planning for cycling and has worked extensively on detailed audits of cycle networks and cycle parking in London and the rest of the UK, including Lambeth, Crawley, Hackney and Southend-on-Sea. Many of these have also included audits of cycle permeability. In 2015 he managed the first borough-wide application of TfL’s LCDS cycle network planning methodology, for Southwark.
Mark has been working on bike share since 2009, and is currently carrying out feasibility studies for Guildford & Watford councils. He has also worked on studies for Derby (where a fully e-bike scheme is launching in Summer 2018) as well as Greater Manchester, Southampton, Brent and Brighton & Hove. As one of the few UK experts in monitoring cycling, he wrote Cycling England’s guidance on the subject.
In 2014 Mark was a key member of the consortium which carried out the ground-breaking International Cycling Infrastructure Best Practice Study for TfL, leading site visits to Washington DC and New York City.
Mark is a member of CIHT’s Sustainable Transport panel, and represents it on the steering group for the DfT’s review of guidance for cycling infrastructure. In a voluntary capacity, Mark is an elected community representative on Brighton & Hove City Council’s Transport Partnership, and sits on the council’s LSTF board, which coordinated the award-winning Lewes Rd bus and cycle project. He was also instrumental in the establishment of City Car Club in Brighton.