Posts by Evan Stranks:
Evan Stranks is a Senior Transportation Engineer in the Strategy & Planning Team, where he uses a generalist outlook and a wide foundation of skills to inform detailed analysis in the form of options assessment and economics for business cases, microsimulation and intersection modelling.
Originating from Canada, Evan obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. In his early career, he worked in construction inspection before moving into project and programme management, first on national defence projects and then on the construction of the 12.5-kilometre light-rail Confederation Line in Ottawa.
In 2014, Evan moved to the UK and joined a major international engineering consultancy as a traffic engineer and transport planner. Based in a large multi-disciplinary team in Bristol, he was involved in a wide range of projects for local authorities that included major bus rapid transit (BRT) schemes in Bristol, Harlow and Dublin, railway station access studies, walking and cycling studies, and business cases for highway and rail schemes.
In early 2020, Evan moved to New Zealand to join Abley in his current role.
Evan is very much orientated towards analysis without losing focus on the ‘big picture’. This is apparent in his work in transportation modelling and business case development. It also comes up in his personal life – for example in devising spreadsheets to assess options when making all but the most minor of purchases. He is driven by curiosity and takes delight in differences. He is always eager to learn lessons from other contexts and understand how they can be applied in new ways. He is fascinated by human behaviour as it relates to transport and how that behaviour can be influenced to produce desirable outcomes.