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Mark Gill
Participant

What areas of expertise do you identify with?
I am an Irish architect and urban planner living in Copenhagen with a huge interest in active mobility. My objective is to make cities greener, healthier, safer and more fun. I identify as a ‘fearless’ cyclist. I have cycled round the world, raced bikes and worked in bike travel. My bike is, and always has been, my primary mode of both transport and recreation.

How do you think your unique perspective will enhance our collective understanding of designing for cycling?
I have a lot of experience but I am not the only person to love both cities and the bicycle. My perspective is unfortunately not unique enough. Being a ‘fearless’ and experienced cyclist can easily make me blind to the challenges of inexperienced cyclists. What I am really trying to understand is the perspective of people who have not always loved bikes. Why do they not cycle more or at all? Maybe then, I can design cities for less experienced cyclists as mass conversion to the bicycle will transform all our cities and all our lives for the better.

You can contact me via LinkedIn.

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