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About us

 

CoMoUK is playing a leading role in the UK’s transition to integrated mobility solutions designed for the public good. CoMoUK supports the development of shared modes:

 

• Car clubs

 

• Bike share

 

• 2+ Ride share & micro transit 

 

• Emerging modes such as “on demand” buses and scooter sharing to enable mobility lifestyles which present an alternative to private car ownership.

 

This is achieved through advocacy, research and development.

 

CoMoUK was established in 1999 and was previously known as Carplus and Bikeplus

 

Our work

Research and metrics

 

• Metrics to provide evidence for growth, and the scale of impacts

 

 

• Annual surveys of car club members and bike share members, to provide evidence of social and environmental impacts 

Best practice guidance

 

• Comprehensive good practice guides to promote greater understanding of  latest developments for practitioners and policy makers 

Development projects

 

• Pioneering projects to ensure the social and environmental benefits are maximised and evenly spread

Technical advice and consultancy

 

• Research and consultancy work on behalf of local authorities, transport authorities and community groups to plan, establish and develop car clubs, bike share and other shared transport initiatives

Accreditation

 

• The accreditation body for car clubs and bike share in the UK

Advocacy and strategic partnerships

 

• CoMoUK supports measures that promote collaborative mobility with the aim of providing equitable access to quality places and lifestyles 

 

Stakeholder Forums

 

• Strategic partnerships with UK and overseas sustainable and shared transport organisations (Coalition for Good Mobility) 

Playing a leading role in the UK’s transition to integrated mobility solutions designed for the public good.

Technical advice & consultancy

 

CoMoUK provides technical advice and consultancy to a range of stakeholders. Please get in touch to discuss your project needs. 

 

CoMoUK income is derived from public and voluntary sector grants, memberships, events and services.  In order to maintain independence no more than 25% of income is from operators. 

 

 

Alistair Kirkbride

Executive Director

Alistair Kirkbride

Executive Director

 

Alistair Kirkbride joined the CoMoUK Team as Executive Director in October 2014.

 

He has worked in various capacities in shared transport over the last 15 years. This has included previously working for CoMoUK on the Rural Car Club Demonstration programme, then as policy and research officer. He set up his local car club as well as the Lake District’s expanding visitor pay-as-you-drive network.

 

Most recently, he worked to develop transport strategy and delivery projects for the Lake District. Apart from the PAYD network, this has included a 2+ ridesharing scheme and electric bike hire network. This illustrates well his approach of striving to make the sustainable transport offer more attractive than private travel.

As an associate of Eco-Logica, he was part of the DfT Smarter Choices team. In this role, he also worked on a variety of demand management projects from workplace travel plans to exploring alternative logistics models for local sourcing of food.

 

Call Alistair: +44 (0) 7738 930089

 

Email Alistair Kirkbride

Antonia Roberts

Director (Bike Share)

Antonia Roberts

Director (Bike Share)

 

Antonia was part of the team which set up CoMoUK  (as Carplus) in 1999 and spent 10 years helping to nurture the newly emerging car club industry, developing the information programme and accreditation scheme amongst other projects. Antonia re-joined the organisation in 2015 to set up the sister arm Bikeplus to support the development of bike share and manage the Shared Electric Bike (EAPC) Programme. For intervening 5 years Antonia managed an Active Travel Project promoting walking and cycling in Leeds for Sustrans.

 

Antonia has 19 years’ experience working in the field of sustainable transport and previously worked in marketing for Oxfam.

 

Call Antonia: +44 (0) 7792274825

 

Email Antonia Roberts

Susan Jeynes

Co-mobility Specialist

Susan Jeynes

Co-mobility Specialist

 

Susan joined CoMoUK in April 2015. She is based in Scotland, helping to implement the new Co-mobility programme across the country, having previously managed the Developing Car Clubs in Scotland (DCCS) programme.

 

She has eleven years’ experience of community engagement relating to sustainable behaviour. She joins CoMoUK from Sustrans, where she co-ordinated the delivery of a range of walking and cycling activities within the community.

 

email susan jeynes

 

Chris Slade

Project Manager

Chris Slade

Project Manager

 

Chris played a key role in the development of the bike share side of CoMoUK and the delivery of several projects. He is currently working from Scotland growing Bikes for All in Glasgow – Europe’s first social inclusion bike share project, and the GO e-Bike project in South East region of Scotland as well as researching how shared mobility contributes to strategic policy objectives and encouraging healthy low carbon lifestyles.

Chris is a graduate of the Institute for Transport Studies in Leeds and the Institute de Géographie Alpine in Grenoble. He enjoys the possibilities shared mobility has opened up – from discovering quiet corners of the Alps by 2+ car sharing to riding a Santander Cycles along the recently opened Cycle Superhighway on London’s Victoria Embankment.

 

Email Chris Slade

Philip Igoe

Director of Co-mobility (Scotland)

Philip Igoe

Director of Co-mobility (Scotland)

 

Philip Igoe has wide ranging experience in shared transport and community development work. He has supported a number of local charities in their financial management. He first joined CoMoUK in 2003 and subsequently founded Co-wheels. In his role he currently has responsibility for development of the organisation in Scotland including the new innovative Co-Mobility programme as well as overseeing the financial management of CoMoUK.

 

Email Philip Igoe

Conor Walsh

Research and Policy

Conor Walsh

Research and Policy

 

Conor joined Bike Share in May 2017. He has several years experience studying and working in active travel projects across Leeds. He’s worked on the UTravel Active Project at the University of Leeds supporting their bike hire programme in an internship role and latterly as Workshop coordinator.

 

He’s a graduate of the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds where he studied Geography with Transport Planning. He has experience in the Charity sector where he had a Trustee role with The Real Junk Food Project Charitable Foundation while being a director at The Real Junk Food Project CIC in Armley, West Leeds. In his current role he is responsible for Research and Policy relating to the provision of Shared Transport in the UK.

 

Email Conor Walsh

Rachael North

Communication and Marketing Executive

Rachael North

Communication and Marketing Executive

 

This post holder will be responsible for delivering an innovative communications strategy for the new three year Scottish Co-mobility programme promoting shared transport services to a range of audiences.

Email Rachael@como.org.uk

Jon Silcock

Special Projects Coordinator

Jon Silcock

Special Projects Coordinator

Jon joined CoMoUk in June 2018. He is helping to deliver a range of projects including the CoMoUk 2018 conference. Jon has twelve years’ experience working in organisations in the public sector and charities to increase sustainability.

Email jon@como.org.uk

Board of Trustees

 

Matthew Clark,

Chair Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, London

 

 

Eric Manners,

Team Leader (Developer Contributions), Islington Council, London

 

 

Katherine Sissons,

Treasurer, Financial Strategy Adviser, Department for Education

 

 

Scott Le Vine,

Research Associate in Shared-Mobility, Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College, London

 

 

Vinay Gupta,

Business Entrepreneur, London

 

 

Nathan Kaczmarski

Digital Marketing and Communications Manager, Whiskey Auctioneer

 

 

Marian Marsh

Researcher, Rupprecht Consult, Cologne