Phil Jones (Chair)

Chairman, PJA and Chair Welsh 20mph Taskforce

Phil is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in traffic engineering, transport planning and urban design.  Phil specialises in achieving synergy between transport and urbanism, with the aim of creating places, streets and spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims.

He founded Phil Jones Associates in 2003; the PJA group now provides services in transport planning, engineering and placemaking and employs over 100 staff based in six UK offices and Melbourne, Australia.

His experience includes preparing transport strategies for major developments and leading street and urban design projects in villages, towns and cities.

In 2019 Phil was appointed by the Welsh Government to chair Task Forces advising how to introduce a default 20mph speed limit for urban areas and controls on pavement parking. He worked with DfT and active travel groups on the recent changes to the Highway Code to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday 16 June 2022


Panel Discussion: Speed management to optimise safety, the environment and public health

11:00 - 11:40 Safety Transport Network/Mobility Theatre
  • Applicability of learnings from Wales on their journey to 20mph across other nations and a review of Scottish trials and welsh plans for a 50mph national speed limit
  • Review of Scottish Borders Council default 20mph trial speed limit
  • Balancing broad considerations, including environmental, safety and public health e.g. Speed vs pollution including time in traffic at slower speeds
  • Using tech to enhance planning and enforcement

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