Dr Richard Nickson – Programme Director for Cycling and Walking, Transport for Greater Manchester.

Richard is Programme Director for Cycling and Walking at Transport for Greater Manchester. He is leading the development and delivery of the Bee Network (the UK’s largest planned walking and cycling network), through the local Cycling and Walking Investment Plan: Change a Region to Change a Nation. The plans include: a comprehensive infrastructure network; active (low traffic) neighbourhoods; road danger reduction; GM Cycle Hire and extensive behaviour change and training plans. Richard is a chartered transportation professional with an extensive background in highways network management, safety and sustainable travel. He completed a PhD in the Built Environment at the University of Salford in 2018 and has previously worked in both the private and public sectors.