Wayne Duerden

Wayne Duerden
Head of Traffic Engineering Policy, Department for Transport


After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 1981, Wayne joined the Ipswich office of C H Dobbie & Partners, working on water supply and highways design and construction. In 1986 Wayne joined the Department of Transport’s London Regional Office as an Area Engineer where amongst other duties he was the Department’s Project Manager for the £22m contract to refurbish the northbound Blackwall Tunnel.

With the creation of the Government Offices in 1994 Wayne joined the Government Office for London. He provided advice on local transport issues across London and was closely involved in the analysis of the annual Transport Policies and Programmes submissions and allocation of funds. In August 1998, Wayne moved to Department for Transport headquarters where he managed a range of walking and cycling research projects and was the Department’s focal point and policy lead for Home Zones.

Wayne is currently Head of the Traffic Engineering Policy at the Department for Transport and leads a team developing policy, regulatory frameworks and technical advice for traffic management, traffic signs, traffic signals and street design. He has extensive experience of traffic management and takes a keen interest in streetscape issues.

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