The organising committee is made up of people with diverse professional interests and experience in mobility, activity, planning, cities, public spaces, the environment, public policy and walking and cycling. The committee promotes social inclusion in all walking and cycling activities.

Standing Organising Committee

Linley Golat

With qualifications in Education and Environmental Management, Linley is a keen advocate for living lighter on this planet. Her current role in resource recovery and the circular economy allows her to work with different stakeholders to imagine and work towards systems in which resources are properly valued and sustainably used and reused.

Linley enjoys walking, running and cycling for commuting and recreation, tapping into the vibrant trail running, parkrun and gravel bike riding communities in South Australia. Having lived in Europe, she has experienced cities and towns which are more conducive to active transport and would like to see Australian places and people moving in this direction.

Linley is the president of the Australian Walking and Cycling Conference organising committee.

Linley Golat

Jeremy Miller

Jeremy holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and is a long term advocate for everyday bicycle transport, especially the use of cargo and utility bikes. He is an honorary life member of the Bicycle Institute of SA being the former Chair and long-term committee member.

When not focused on bicycle related matters Jeremy works in the local government sector coordinating climate change adaptation. His main professional focus is the application of strategic policy and applied practice to retrofit the urban environment for future climate change. He has a particularly interested in urban ecology, energy efficiency and reducing household vulnerability by mitigating the effects of extreme heat conditions.

Jeremy is the treasurer for the Australian Walking and Cycling Conference and organising committee member.

Ian Radbone

Ian has a passion for active transport, particularly in urban areas. Ian is a former chair of the Bicycle Institute of SA but has also been recruited to the Board of Walking SA to promote walking as a transport activity.

With a background in transport research, town planning and public policy at the UniSA, he has a wealth of experience in transport planning, advocacy and policy development.

Dr Fay Patterson

Dr Fay Patterson is a transport planner and traffic engineer who has specialized in walking and
cycling for 25 years, gaining an Engineering Excellence Award and PhD in road safety along the way.
Now retired, she continues to contribute to the field as a committee member of Bike Adelaide and
as an expert member of Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (or CWANZ), which
brings together Australian and New Zealand transport agencies, local government, and walking,
cycling and health representative groups, to share and build knowledge about active transport.
As a former Councillor at Norwood Payneham and St Peters, Fay represented the most politically green ward
in South Australia. She also writes science fiction.

Dr Helen Donovan

Dr. Helen Donovan is a health psychologist with a long-term interest in creating and maintaining a healthy spaces, healthy communities, and healthy individuals. Helen advocates for shaping the urban environment for walking and cycling as one of the most effective ways to increase population-based physical and mental health.

Tin Do

Tin is a graduate architect, writer and active mobility advocate. He has a personal connection to transport cycling for employment, and to the supporting infrastructures that make a long active commute possible. 

He has in interest in where architecture, urban design and the experience of cities overlap, with active transport infrastructure being the middle ground that connects them all. 

David Elliot

A life-long cyclist and car-free for five years, David is passionate about encouraging others to also shrug off car dependency and contribute to the liveable, safe and clean communities we all want. David holds a Bachelor’s degree of Social Sciences and an Honours degree in Geography, Environment and Population, taking particular interest in transport infrastructure and policy, urban transport politics and social equity.

David is the Chair of Bike Adelaide and is an elected member to the City of Adelaide Council.

David manages the social media for the Australian Walking and Cycling Conference.

Penelope Bennett

Pen grew up cycling and walking in Adelaide then worked in London and Singapore as a traffic engineer and project manager. “Walking the talk” (plus cycling and using public transport) and living car-free were obvious choices overseas. Returning to Australia (Melbourne then Adelaide) and having children, she has kept living car-free. This and doing a Master of Urban Planning (with urban design) help her plan and design better streets and networks with walking/wheeling and cycling outcomes for all.

Pen is passionate about healthy streets and increasing children’s independent mobility. Outside of work, she loves running (and parkrun) and – not often enough – going mountain biking with her daughters.