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From development planning and traffic management, to behaviour-based movement planning, John has fully embraced transport’s new and widened scope, from past capacity-driven quick fixes, to todays real world ‘big picture’ planning for people and communities.


John's thorough technical grounding working for an inner London authority, and then consultancy has been invaluable in developing forward-looking movement schemes, initiatives, and research such as  national Shared Space design guidance.  


Working in the Urban Flow way was always John's ambition - wanting to do things better and differently, working fully collaboratively and more creatively with clients and partners.

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Urban Flow is really fortunate to be able offer a highly skilled, motivated, and trusted team of Consultants that we know really well having worked side for many years.  Between us, we've got movement planning and engineering covered!

Lorna fully demonstrates the ethos of delivering Urban Flow’s work in an creative yet straightforward and legible way.


Her analysis and assessment skills are complemented by the ability to translate that research and findings into a highly graphic form, through freehand sketches and software, readily understood and appreciated by our clients.


She is expert in sensitive street design, multi-modal analysis, street auditing, pedestrian and cyclist behaviour, station access, and survey design and has managed substantial projects including: station access schemes, corridor and neighbourhood concept and feasibility studies; traffic management and freight studies.

Simon brings a wealth of experience including transport planning, strategy development, development and masterplanning support, strategic and local modelling and concept and feasibility design.


He also has project management experience with both public and private clients on major high-profile studies.


His considerable understanding of developing models help to inform scheme development.  He is highly numerate, literate and able to express his thoughts visually through attractive and informative diagrams – a rare and valuable combination.

Mackenzie has worked alongside the Urban Flow team for many years on a variety of projects, from traffic engineering, development planning, street enhancement schemes, and masterplanning.  Her capabilities in data analysis and interrogation, spatial planning, and graphic presentation are particularly complementary to our work.  

Paul has long experience in the design, analysis and implementation of highway, traffic management and other transportation projects.  His expertise covers traffic management, bus priority, traffic impact studies, traffic calming, safety audit, road safety projects and traffic signal design.  Projects range from safety-led to major highway improvements and major, public transport, infrastructure schemes.

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Emma has always had an interest in how people interact with their environment and a career in transport has allowed her to explore this.


As a transport planner and modeller she has experience in a wide range of disciplines including masterplanning, transport research, parking studies, transport modelling and street design.


Working within Urban Flow has given Emma opportunity to get involved in a wide range of contemporary movement projects using her analytical, graphical and presentational skills to the full.

Emma Bowles

Senior Consultant

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