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Alan Bain

Alan is a Projects Director with over twenty-five years’ experience in transport planning in both the public and private sectors. He has been with Mott MacDonald since January 2018 and his areas of technical expertise include street and urban design, traffic engineering and modelling as well as development planning, infrastructure delivery in and around transport interchanges, master planning and also as an expert witness.​ He has recently helped develop the transport and access strategy for the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham. In recent years he has helped develop an Active Travel and Permeability Strategy for Manchester City Centre that was included in the Greater Manchester Transport Vision for 2040; a Connected Places Strategy for Wolverhampton that sought to better connect key city centre assets and development opportunities; advised Cherwell District Council on making the economic case for a new junction on the M40 to help improve access to Bicester Garden Town and facilitate the development of significant urban extensions to the town and has also worked with Highways England in the West Midlands and South West of England for over 10 years, providing strategic spatial planning and scheme assessment advice for major developments. He has led multi- disciplinary teams and was responsible for directly managing the teams that helped deliver Wolverhampton Interchange and was responsible for writing the Snow Hill Delivery Plan that will implement up to £20m of public realm and improved walking and cycling links in Birmingham City Centre. He is a member of the Design Panel at DSE as well as the Black Country Garden City and ultimately helps develop movement strategies that seek to improve walkability and permeability and contribute to an enhanced sense of place.