City Council appoints Cycling and Walking Officer

Clare Rankin

My name is Clare Rankin and I have just started as the Walking and Cycling Promotion and Development Officer for Cambridge City Council. I have only been in post for two weeks and so have been busy meeting people and wading through a rather large pile of policy documents. However, I am very keen to get started in (to quote my job description) ‘promoting cycling and walking as healthy and environmentally friendly methods of transport within the City’.

Part of my role will be to develop a cycling and walking strategy for the city as well as reviewing current policies and promoting best practice. I hope to become a useful conduit for groups such as the Cambridge Cycling Campaign to ensure that their views are considered and as a contact person for information – I may not know all the answers but I will endeavour to find the person who does.

I am based at the Guildhall and can be contacted there.

Clare Rankin phone (01223) 457108 e-mail clare.rankin@cambridge.gov.uk

David Meiklejohn has moved on from his post as co-ordinator of the Travel for Work partnership, of which the Cycling Campaign is a member, returning to his native Australia. A new co-ordinator has been appointed. Bill Park Weir will start in the post, based at Shire Hall, around the time you receive this newsletter. More next time.