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Transport+Urban Design CV

Ride On Instructor at work, Nelson NZ, 2013 March 7th

2018 Relocation to Dublin, Ireland.

2016-18 Campaign Co-ordinator of CAN‘s Share the Road Campaign entailing working with bus and truck drivers, and cyclists, to boost road safety awareness, build empathy for vulnerable road users, and confidence among cyclists:

  • Initiating and facilitating Cycling Confidence adult training workshops around the country;
  • Building and consolidating stakeholder engagement among/ between cycling and trucking communities;
  • Managing Campaign media and communications. 

2016-18 Advocacy work for liveable cities and for cycling as a transport mode in New Zealand. Volunteered for role of Chair of CAN national committee. Duties included-

  • Ongoing engagement through newsletters, mailing lists, social media and face-to-face with the public, stakeholders, volunteers and staff;
  • Executive and governance functions; overseeing transition to Board and Executive structure;
  • Co-ordinating and editing submissions by technical/ academic groups e.g. to Government on transport greenhouse gas emissions and over-arching transport policy.
  • Presentation of papers etc. at VéloCity international and at national NZ conferences.

2015 Interim paid contract as CAN Project Manager, responsible for outreach to local groups around NZ, engagement at national political level, management of mass- and social media, campaign development-

  • Co-ordinated and managed relationships with 22 local affiliate cycling advocacy groups round New Zealand; strengthened relationships and built local group capacities.
  • Mass media communications + outreach. Initiated campaigns + petitions.
  • Managed relationships with other bodies e.g. NZ Government and Ministries; NZTA; NZ Police.
  • Managed social media and national intra-group communications.

2015-18 Resumption of advocacy work

  • Volunteer work on Cycling Action Network national committee;
  • Research project for Nelson City Council into safety of cyclists sharing road space with heavy vehicles;
  • Organised & ran Retro Ride, a family fun event in Nelson celebrating the city’s excellent bike paths and reviving past decades when the bike provided everyday transport;
  • Assisting with bike fix-ups for ‘Get Moving’ bike promotion group at Nelson and Tasman district events;
  • Ongoing Cycle Skills training of adults and children.

2012-14 Qualified as Cycle Skills Instructor to NZQA standard; delivered Cycle Skills training for Sport Tasman

2012 Move to New Zealand prompted by family illness. Acted as representative of Bike Nelson Bays, local chapter of Cyclists Advocates Network of New Zealand, on Nelson City Council’s Road Safety forum

2012 Represented Dublin Cycling Campaign on Volunteers of Cycling Advocacy (VOCA), an EU-funded multi-national knowledge-sharing network. Arranged EU funding for pilot programme of cycle-skills ‘trainer training’ in Dublin.

2009-12 Chaired Dublin Cycling Campaign

2009 Commissioned, with Dublin Cycling Campaign, by Department of Transport to prepare report on cycling maps for Ireland.

2007 Carried out commission for urban planning and design of Fingal Gateway, approximately 7-hectare site for mixed-use development including medium-rise office towers.

2005 Main St Office, Swords completed. Project included a 5-storey retail and office building, as well as a new street creating pedestrian cross-linkage through Swords town centre. 

2003 Joined Dublin Cycling Campaign

1998 Established Will Andrews Design

1997 Work with OMS Architects on apartment projects, urban planning & feasibility studies for large sites in central Dublin

1991 Work with Andy Forrest, town planning consultant, San Francisco

1991 Degree conferred on basis of thesis project, ‘A Piece of City’: A theoretical mixed-use building for central Dublin, built round an indoor market space.

1985 Begin architectural studies in UCD. Assisted with drafting work on ‘Liffey Quays’ Project, progenitor of Group 91 initiative and historic Temple Bar urban regeneration in Dublin.