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Beth Hiblin

Key Expertise

Cycling England was the Department for Transport’s delivery body for cycling between 2005 and 2011. Their mission was to get more people cycling, more safely, more often. They delivered a variety of exciting cycling projects, including:

  • Sustainable transport policy and programme development
  • Design, delivery and evaluation of area-wide smarter choice programmes
  • Design, delivery and evaluation of specific smarter choice measures
  • Facilitation of stakeholder engagement
  • Understanding of the local and national government context
beth hiblin

Previous experience

Beth has extensive experience of working on sustainable transport projects. Past projects and responsibilities for previous employers include:

  • Co-authoring What Works: Learning from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (Department for Transport)*
  • Co-authoring Local Sustainable Transport Fund Annual Reports for 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 (Department for Transport)*
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Connected – a LSTF project (Derby City Council)*
  • Expert advisor to New Forest Family Cycling Experiences – a Cycling Ambition project (New Forest National Park Authority)
  • Interim Programme Manager setting up Two National Parks LSTF programme (Hampshire County Council / New Forest National Park Authority / South Downs National Park Authority)
  • Interim Programme Manager setting up Go Lakes Travel LSTF programme (Cumbria County Council / Lake District National Park Authority)
  • Supporting LSTF bid development with expert advice and stakeholder engagement (Cambridgeshire County Council / Derby City Council* / East Sussex County Council* / Lake District National Park Authority* / New Forest & South Downs National Park Authorities* / Warwickshire County Council / West of England Partnership*)
  • Development of Smarter Choices Strategy (Warwickshire County Council)
  • Supporting procurement of personalised travel planning (Cambridgeshire County Council)

* Projects in partnership with Transport for Quality of Life.

Associate, Sustainable Travel Team
Colin Buchanan

  • Research and production of Making a Cycling Town, the evaluation report compiling practitioner’s experiences of the Cycling Demonstration Town programme (Cycling England)
  • Smarter Choices advisor to the 18 Cycling Towns & Cities (Cycling England)
  • Development of Greater Manchester’s travel behaviour change strategy for their Transport Innovation Fund bid (Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive)
  • Production of travel plans for The National Archives and Parexel as part of the Site Specific Advice scheme (Transport for London)
  • Production of a university travel plan across six campuses (University of Brighton)
  • Specification of iTrace’s residential travel planning module (Transport for London / iBase)
  • Options paper on journey planning information provision for disabled spectators at London 2010 (Olympic Delivery Authority)
  • Member of the Sustainable Travel Town Project Review Expert Panel (Department for Transport)

Manager, Travelchoice
Peterborough City Council

  • Delivery of Travelchoice, Peterborough’s highly successful Sustainable Travel Town programme.

Acting Chair

  • Provision of national training and professional support network for School Travel Advisors
  • Member of the Expert Panel on School Travel for Department for Transport / Department for Education & Skills

School Travel Plan Coordinator
Peterborough City Council

  • Implementation of school travel plan development strategy for 70+ schools

International Development Coordinator Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future

  • Facilitation of stakeholder engagement in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) and the United Nation’s Commission on Sustainable Development

My Favourite…

Walk: Slipping on some comfy shoes to go out and explore a new city; just wandering around and seeing what you come across. My most recent chance to do this was in Amsterdam, where I loved the bikes, buses, boats, trams and trains too. Boy, do the Dutch know how to do sustainable transport!

Cycle Ride: Loading the kids in to our cargo bike and heading off along the lane to the shop or school in the next village; spotting tractors, sheep and other sights as we go.

Bus Trip: Anything on a double decker where I can nosey in to people’s back gardens from the top deck!

Train Journey: Any long one which involves a quiet carriage and a good book.

Car Ride: My old car-share commute with Claire, when we got to have a good ol’ gossip every morning.