Walk21 has an experienced core team, supported by an enthusiastic international network of technical experts.

Bronwen Thornton
CEO

Bronwen is an international expert on walking and walkable communities, committed to giving walking a voice on the international stage and within local communities, cities and professional arenas.

Jim Walker
Director

Jim is the founder of Walk21 and is an international policy advisor, committed to enabling more people to walk and ensuring they have safe, attractive and accessible environments to walk in and enjoy it.

Carlos Cañas

Carlos has joined the team as a Geographer specialised in Sustainable Urban Mobility, with a particular interest in Citizen Science approaches applied to Walkability.

Juliet Rita profile

Juliet Rita

Juliet is an urban transport planner and is supporting Walk21 with the coordination of the Africa Network for Walking and Cycling (ANWAC).

Natalia Lleras

Natalia has joined the team as an expert in sustainable, safe, active and gender equitable environments to support our international programmes .

Dr Stefan Steiniger

Stefan is a spatial data specialist and geographic information systems architect supporting Walk21 with the development of walkability measurement tools.

Martin Wedderburn

Martin is a transport planner with over 15 years experience in planning, policy and robust analysis to generate creative solutions.  He helps Walk21 with expertise on measuring, modelling and evaluating walking.

Martha Giraldo

Martha is the Director General of FundaPeatón, the pedestrian advocacy organisation in Medellín, Colombia supporting Walk21 with the development of practical advocacy tools.

Gail Jennings

Gail is a social scientist, sustainable transport planner and PhD Candidate at the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town. She helps Walk21 with transport and behaviour change research.

Paschalin Basil

Paschalin Basil

Paschalin is an experienced researcher on walking issues and is based in Nairobi Kenya. She is supporting Walk21 with policy research and project delivery.

Eleonora Garguilo

Eleonora is an equity and innovation advisor specialising in gender.  She is supporting Walk21 with research and projects about women and walkability.

Dr Rodney Tolley

Rodney taught active transport planning for 30 years at university level and was conference director for 18 years. He is an author and speaker.

Ana Zhibaj

Ana Zhibaj

Ana has a masters in walkability and is an expert in urban planning. She is supporting Walk21 with policy research and project delivery in Albania and other countries.

Hugo Vickers DL

Hugo Vickers DL

Hugo is the Chairman of the Commonwealth Walkway initiative and has been a champion of city walkways since 1977. Hugo is also a biographer, lecturer and broadcaster.

Links

The Walk21 Foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees and is supported by an Advisory Council.

News from Walk21

Street Design for Walking: What about quality?

Enabling and encouraging walking means designing better streets and retrofitting existing street environments. The question...

READ MORE
All you need to know to join us in Walk21 Kigali

The 23rd International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities is coming and we have...

READ MORE
Tirana Walking Action Plan launched

The Tirana Walking Action Plan was launched at an event on 4th July by Deputy...

READ MORE
Trans-Safe Africa: How to Radically Transform Road Safety in Africa

TRANS-SAFE includes 30 partners (including Walk21 Foundation), from across Africa and Europe working together to...

READ MORE
Report: ITF countries could do better for walking and cycling, says PATH report

ITF member countries are increasing their commitment to walking and cycling policies and strategies but...

READ MORE
Workshop Series: Stepping Stones for Better Walking Environments

In a series of interviews, Walk21 is recording the experiences of persons who have been...

READ MORE
Next up in the series on National Policy: Ireland, Portugal, England and Czech Republic

In a series of interviews, Walk21 is recording the experiences of persons who have been...

READ MORE