Led by CIHT Scotland, this presentation will provide an overview of NCN78 and its high importance to the local communities, as well as support to their economy. Some highlights from the design and delivery of the two links will also be provided, along with lessons learned.
NCN Route 78 the Caledonia Way, of the National Walking and Cycling Network, is a route that runs from Campbeltown to Inverness, along the west coast of Scotland exhibiting some spectacular scenery. Recently, Sustrans have been delivering two off road links between Ledaig to Benderloch and Dalnatrat to Duror.
This presentation will provide transport planners and engineers, as well as everyone interested in active travel, the opportunity to hear more about Sustrans and their work on the National Walking and Cycling Network, including the recent delivery of two missing links.
Kostas is a senior transport engineer with Jacobs, based in Glasgow. He has over 10 years’ experience across transport planning, engineering, and surveying working in projects in the UK, Ireland and Greece. He has led multidisciplinary teams for the full life cycle delivery of active travel projects from feasibility, to design, through procurement and construction (such as NCN78) and has been involved as technical lead with various programmes delivery for Transport Scotland, the National Transport Authority Ireland and the City of Edinburgh Council. He is an active member of CIHT Scotland, a STEM Ambassador and strong advocate for walking, cycling and wheeling.
Andrew is a senior engineer with Sustrans, based in Edinburgh. From a consultancy background he is an Incorporated Engineer through the ICE and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute. With over 13 years’ experience of transport engineering Andrew has extensive experience in highway design and infrastructure schemes ranging from major trunk roads to active travel improvement works.
With a comprehensive understanding of highway engineering in the built environment and the complex stakeholder consultation processes that help shape projects, he has led on a wide range of projects through full life cycle from inception to completion over the years.
He is a STEM ambassador, an active member of the Royal Engineers (Reserve) and keen cyclist and hillwalker.