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Hi, My name is Tarik Qirem. I’m a highway/traffic engineer who lives and works in London.
1) What areas of expertise do you identify with?
As mentioned previously I am a Highway/Traffic Engineer by trade. I have been involved with a local authority in approved different sized housing developments and have always tried to ensure that cycling is at the head of the queue when a layout is being considered and not something just tacked on as an afterthought.
2) How do you think your unique perspective will enhance our collective understanding of designing for cycling?
I have been commuting by bike for a number of years and I’m also what we call here in the UK a ‘weekend warrior’ who has a nice(r) bike for riding with my cycle club and will regularly do rides of 100km+. When I’m riding and approaching junctions etc and interacting with other traffic I try and figure out how things could be improved. A number of people in the UK refuse to ride as the traffic scares them, I would like to remove what they see as dangers.
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