Chartered Civil Engineer designing and constructing roads and infrastructure works since 1967. Principal interest now is visualising and implementing alternative possibilities of designing streets for people and communities rather than primarily engineering roads as thoroughfares for cars. See Ecologist magazine essay: http://www.wringtonsomerset.org.uk/organisations/sharedspace/2007/p...
This was prompted by a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship in 2006. The Trust offer terrific support to anyone with a pet personal project that requires 4-8 weeks of foreign travel and personal contact to enable that project to be realised. I cannot recommend the Trust too highly.
In addition I have a very keen interest in cycling. By cycling you are able to cover large distances compared to walking and yet remain in complete contact with the surrounding environment and not miss a thing. The French cycling experience with their wonderful cycleroute network, and of course the climate and cuisine (and on the West side the importance of flat routes which cannot be underestimated) is a joy. Two journeys in 2007 to Spain and in 2009 to the Mediterranean (the wonderful city of Montpellier) are covered as a short photographic in www.wrington.net/archive/2010/spain.htm and www.wrington.net/archive/2010/montpellier.htm. The photo on my profile page is taken in the launderette in Nantes on the 2009 tour and summarises much! Plans for 2011 are already in place!
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