Rupert Furness

Deputy Director, Head of Active Travel Department for Transport

Rupert Furness is the head of the Active Travel Division in the UK Department for Transport, where he is responsible for advising Ministers on policies to promote walking and cycling. His team is responsible for delivering the 2017 Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and the 2020 Gear Change Plan. His previous posts in the Department for Transport have included heading the London Transport team; heading the Environment Strategy team; and managing the implementation of the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.  Before joining the DfT in 2003, he worked for a number of other Government Departments including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Cabinet Office.

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