Schedule and speakers


9am - 11am Hear from speakers (McDonald, Baird) 
11am - 12pm City walk - achievements and plans, see what Hobart has achieved and what still needs to be done. (McDonald, Baird) 
12pm-1pm Lunch at IMAS
1pm-4:30pm Afternoon session at IMAS (Burgess, Stott)


Steven Burgess

Steven Burgess is a leading contributor to the planning, design and development of liveable cities. A Principal with boutique Australasian transportation consultancy MRCagney, Steven brings 25 years’ experience as an engineer and urban strategist to the development of long-term relationships between urban form, mobility and vitality. Steven has worked on many urban transformation projects in Australasia, Africa and the Middle East. Steven authored "Complete Streets - Guidelines to Urban Street Design" (2010) as well as two other international street-making guides.


Alistair McDonald

Alistair McDonald joined Yarra Council in Victoria six years ago as its bicycle strategy project manager to deliver on-road based bicycle infrastructure. He has managed the consultation, design and delivery of Yarra’s first separated Copenhagen bicycle lanes on Wellington St which required significant parking removal. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, most notably as a traffic and construction engineer with Cardno and as a drainage asset engineer with Melbourne Water. Alistair will take you through the incremental steps to calming traffic and pushing boundaries through innovation treatments. The result has been to normalise cycling and deliver the highest Census ‘Cycling to Work’ figures in Australia.


Randell Stott

Randell Stott is the Devonport City Council’s urban design coordinator and project manager. In 2014 he won a national cycling award for his work implementing bicycle infrastructure and programs in the Devonport area. Under Randell’s stewardship the city has set the benchmark for cycling infrastructure not only for the other 28 Tasmanian councils but also for other small, relatively isolated councils Australia-wide.


Stuart Baird

Stuart Baird is the City of Hobart’s transport engineer overseeing the development of the new integrated transport strategy. He has been involved in both planning and delivering better pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure for many years. Stuart is integral to Bike Futures in having a good knowledge of the history of transport planning in Hobart as well as an insider’s understanding of the complexity of both the physical and social challenges of changing the way people move around our city.