Global Designing Cities Initiative
Senior Program Manager - BICI
Ed Lancaster joined GDCI as Senior Program Manager in 2022 to lead the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI). This exciting first-of-its-kind global cycling program will work with ten cities that want to realize ambitious projects creating safe, interconnected, and innovative cycling infrastructure. Ed had previously been EuroVelo Director at the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) where he managed the team coordinating EuroVelo, the European cycle route network. This network of 17 long-distance cycle routes crosses and connects the whole continent and, when realized, will contribute over €7 billion to the European economy. While there, he was also responsible for the ECF’s work on multimodality and cycle tourism and gained a wide range of experiences, including managing EU projects, organizing international conferences as well as working with different stakeholders in advocating for more and better cycling. Prior to joining the ECF, Ed worked in various public authorities in the southeast of England as a Senior Planning Officer. He has a Master’s in Town Planning from the University of Westminster and is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).