Week 3 of our interviews featuring each of our Board Members. This week you can find out more about Chris Ward, Modeshift’s Regional Representative for the East of England.
How long have you been involved in sustainable travel?
I have been involved in sustainable travel as a Travel Plan Officer at Suffolk County Council for nine years.
What have you most enjoyed about your job?
The variety of the different elements, from the challenges of securing Travel Plans through the planning process, to encouraging schools and workplaces to successfully apply for Modeshift STARS accreditation.
What are you working on now and what’s next?
I am currently working on improving the Travel Plan monitoring process and seeing if the data that is obtained through the monitoring can be used for other purposes, such as supporting other stakeholders (i.e. Transport Planning, Highways Development Management, Local Planning Authorities, Air Quality Teams and Public Health) with the work they do. If this gets good feedback this can hopefully further raise the profile of securing Travel Plans.
What do you like about being on the Modeshift Board?
The opportunity to work with other like-minded professionals that come from many different sustainable transport related disciplines to help shape a national strategy and share best practice.