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Philip Jones

Architecture & Built EnvironmentPublic InfrastructureUrban Design, Landscape Design, Green Infrastructure

Phil is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years’ experience. He founded Phil Jones Associates in 2003; the PJA Group now provides services in transport planning, engineering, and placemaking and employs around 130 staff based in six offices in the UK and two in Australia. His experience includes preparing transport strategies for major developments and leading street improvement and urban design projects in villages, towns, and cities. He was part of the team that produced Manual for Streets and was a lead writer on Manual for Streets 2. He is a member of several design review panels, including National Highways and HS2.


Phil has contributed to much recent Government thinking on walking and cycling and is now a Non-Executive Director of Active Travel England, an Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT). In 2017, Phil led the production of DfT guidance on the preparation of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans and co-authored Local Transport Note 1/20 ‘Cycle Infrastructure Design’ published in July 2020. He also contributed to the 2022 revision of the Highway Code. In 2019-20, Phil worked for Welsh Government, chairing Task Forces advising how to introduce a default 20mph speed limit for urban areas and controls on pavement parking, and went on to chair the 20mph Steering Group leading to the implementation of the new limit in September 2023.


Philip Jones