Jon Parker BSc (Hons), FCIHT, TPP
Jon is one of the UK’s leading advisors on sustainable transport matters. A Director of ITP since 2003, he has 20 years experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of sustainable transport strategies, and brings the necessary skills of technical understanding, personal qualities, analytical expertise, exceptional presentational abilities, and a deep understanding of relevant national and local policy.
He has led some of the most pioneering ‘smarter choices’ research projects, including: DfT ‘Making Personal Travel Planning Work’, DfT ‘Making Car Sharing and Car Clubs Work’, DfT research into the training requirements for travel plan coordinators, DfT research into the effectiveness of ‘Better Use’ measures, DfT evaluation of travelling to school initiative, TfL research into the application of personal travel planning techniques in the workplace, TfL school travel plan data validation, and TfL workplace car sharing schemes. He is the lead author of DfT national best practice guidance in the fields of car sharing, car clubs and personal travel planning.
Jon has applied his knowledge and understanding of Smarter Choices to ensure that various master-planning and regeneration-focused development projects embrace the physical and accessibility features needed in order to facilitate highly sustainable transport access and movement. He has developed and delivered outstanding travel plan solutions at over 100 UK sites, for some of the most prestigious public and private sector clients, and as such is respected across the profession.
He was an externally invited advisor to the DfT sustainable travel towns programme, is a member of the CIHT’s sustainable transport panel, is a regular speaker at conferences, and was appointed by the DfT to chair, speak and run workshops on sustainable travel issues across the UK. Jon is a guest lecturer at Nottingham University and the University of West of England, Bristol, and runs the highly acclaimed ACT TravelWise advanced travel planning masterclass. He was the chair of a specially convened working group to examine issues surrounding personal travel planning evaluation techniques, and chaired the ministerial task force on the future direction of car clubs.
Jon’s wider experience includes the management of regeneration and integrated land-use and transport planning studies, accessibility assessments, the preparation of transport assessments, development and delivery of intelligent transport systems, transport modeling and public transport planning / strategy development. He has appeared as ‘expert witness’ at planning inquiries, and was recently the lead transport advisor to the joint Black Country Authorities at the Examination in Public of the Joint Core Strategy – the largest and most complex development plan in the UK. He was an advisor to the Yorkshire Forward Renaissance Market Towns programme, and a member of both the TfL and Energy Saving Trust travel plan delivery teams.
Jon cycles the 8 miles to/from work each day.