John leads ViaStrada’s school travel planning services. Based on his experience with school travel plans in the US, in 2016 John set up the New Zealand Travel Planners group with 24 members representing 14 local authorities. The group’s listserv collates resources and provides a forum for exchange of best practices in school and workplace travel planning.
John has led the development of nine school travel plans for primary and high schools in Hastings District as well as assisting with the Hastings District Council workplace travel plan. In the United States, he produced travel plans for the cities of Turlock and Davis, California and conducted evaluations for school travel planning activities in Alameda County, California and Auckland, NZ.
He is also an experienced cycle skills trainer.