Gail Jennings is an independent consultant who works in policy, strategy & planning, as well as communication, monitoring & evaluation within the sustainable and non-motorized transport, public health and energy sectors. She has recently completed a contract with UNEP/Share the Road programme, and is the author of UNEPs Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling, launched at Habitat 3 in Quito, 2016. Also launched at Habitat 3 is her work with the Partnership on Sustainable, Low-Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), Transport, Poverty Alleviation and the Principles of Social Justice.
Gail has a certificate in Sustainable Transport Planning from the University of Washington (Seattle) and is registered for doctoral research with the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town. She has a Masters in Critical Linguistics (transport behaviour change communication) and coursework completed toward a Masters in Public Health. She is also a registered chartered communication professional with the Public Relations Institute of South Africa.
Recent work includes the review of Transport for Cape Town’s CITP 2013-2018, and the development of a Flexible Work Programme for Transport for Cape Town; the development of a bicycle master plan and NMT strategy for Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality; an evaluation of the Western Cape’s Safely Home communication and education programme; recommendations for business development of the paratransit (minibus taxi) sector in African cities; stakeholder engagement for an update of the 2003 (South African) National Department of Transport Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Engineering Guidelines; a feasibility for a bicycle sharing system in Cape town; an audit of South Africa’s NMT regulatory framework; the audit of NMT systems (BRT-integrated) in three South African cities; and the development of an NMT policy and plan for Rustenburg Local Municipality .
In 2008 she founded and edited Mobility Magazine, and publishes the Cape Town & Winelands Bicycle Maps (http:/capetownbicyclemap.co.za).
Gail Jennings has worked as part of the BRT & NMT project team in four major South African cities: City of Johannesburg; City of Tshwane; City of Ekurhuleni; and Rustenburg Local Municipality – she has been involved in overall planning with regard to travel behaviour, goal-setting, and non-motorised transport in particular. She is also the founder and editor of Mobility Magazine and publisher of the Cape Town & Winelands Bicycle Maps.
Gail has published and presented nationally and internationally about appropriate transport systems; transport behaviour, social equity and citizen activism. In 2010 she was awarded an Open Society Media Fellowship to study the transport behaviour legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.