Jo Cleary trained as a town planner. She was employed by the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) as its Planning Officer and later as Assistant Director. Jo then gained a PhD in cycle planning. In 1994 she established this consultancy practice, specialising in sustainable transport planning. The consultancy has been engaged in a variety of cycling and other sustainable transport projects for local and national government and other bodies.  Jo is one of a team of seven consultants appointed by Cycling England to provide  support and advice to local authorities on providing for cycling. Jo has travelled throughout Britain and Europe, as well as to North America and Australia, studying good (and not-so-good) practice in providing for cycling.

Jo is a director of Gill Cycles in Ulverston, Cumbria. Jo cycles for pleasure and as a means of transport, and her business mileage on the bike frequently exceeds that by car.


Chris Stevens spent the first part of his working life in the pharmaceutical and engineering industries. In 2003 Chris had the opportunity to join Cleary Hughes Associates (now Cleary Stevens Consulting), where he has been able to develop his life-long interest in sustainable transport. Chris has developed a wide knowledge of sustainable transport issues, particularly cycling, and is familiar with current UK and European thinking on provision for cycling. He is experienced in the research, fieldwork, cycle audits, and photography associated with the consultancy’s work.

Chris is an enthusiastic cyclist, who uses his bike as a means of transport, as well as for sport and leisure. Chris is also a director of Gill Cycles