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My name is Will Ainslie and I live in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, UK.
1) Area of expertise: I’m really a lay person who has, by working in transport planning and sustainable transport-orientated businesses for many years, acquired quite a lot of knowledge about best practice is these fields, but without ever acquiring formal qualification in these areas (something I am trying to remedy now). I’ve always been a keen cyclists (for travel and leisure purposes) and an advocate of better infrastructure and cycling environments in the UK.
2) I’m not really sure what unique perspective I can bring. I am very political and am keen to campaign more, but backed up by knowledge of good design and what it can achieve. I guess I am also something of a salesman and I love selling the joy of cycling to people who have forgotten what fun it can be and what a brilliant transport mode it is. .
3) I can be contacted in Twitter @AinslieWill
I look forward to learning lots on this course!