Michael Barratt has been recognised as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s Honours for services to transport in London.
Already awarded the National Cycling Champion of the Year 2016 at the Cycle Planning Awards, Michael, from Woodford, east London works passionately to make London safer and accessible for all Londoners, while working with developers and construction companies simultaneously, to ensure they can still deliver what they need to efficiently.
Michael is a driver of innovation at Transport for London (TfL), where he works as a Development Impact Assessment Lead, frequently going above and beyond what is expected. A key example of this is the monthly road safety patrols, which he runs before the working day has even begun, and were recognised at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation’s 2017 awards.
By bringing different types of road users, including cyclists and people with disabilities, together with the police, borough officers, construction companies and logistics experts, Michael enables immediate action to be taken to improve London’s roads for vulnerable road users. He takes the groups around areas where there is construction taking place, encouraging everyone to see how improvements can be made, such as changing roadworks, traffic management layouts, signage and barriers.