Phil is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in traffic engineering, transport planning and urban design. He founded Phil Jones Associates in 2003; the PJA group of companies now provides services in transport planning, engineering and placemaking and employs around 85 staff based in six UK offices and in Melbourne, Australia.
His experience includes preparing transport strategies for major developments and leading street improvement and urban design projects in villages, towns and cities.
Phil has been involved in many walking and cycling initiatives, including editing the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance, and is a member of the DfT Stakeholder Advisory Group for its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.
Phil led the production of DfT guidance for local highway authorities on the preparation of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans and has worked on the new DfT Local Transport Note 1/20, ‘Cycle Infrastructure Design’, published in July 2020. In 2019-20 he chaired Task Forces for the Welsh Government on establishing a default 20mph speed limit for residential roads and the civil enforcement of paving parking restrictions.