About Jennie Martin
Jennie joined ITS United Kingdom, the Intelligent Transport Society for the UK, in 1998. Prior to that, she worked in the City Engineer’s Department at the Corporation of London, the local authority for the “Square Mile” financial district of London. Jennie began her working life with the then British Rail in 1986.
Jennie has a BA (Hons) from Kings College London, and an MA from the UK’s Open University. She wrote her MA thesis on the institutional framework of the introduction of camera technology for traffic applications in London.
She started with ITS (UK) as Membership Secretary and was promoted to Secretary General in 2004.
Jennie is a past Chairman of the Network of National ITS Associations, an organisation of 28 European ITS associations. She is active in various European and world-wide ITS projects and forums, and is a member of the British Standards Institute’s ITS Committee. She was part of the host country committees for the ITS Congresses in London 2006, Dublin 2012 and Glasgow 2016.
Jennie is originally from Sweden but is now a happily naturalised Londoner.
Articles posted by Jennie Martin
Rise of smart motorways
Smart motorways have had a mixed press. Public conversations and mainstream media have questioned whether hard shoulders should be lost as permanent refuge areas. Evidence shows, however, that they are dangerous spaces not suitable for refuge for more than a few seconds. There are, of course, other major challenges in managing and delivering the UK’s road infrastructure. Acquiring new land to build additional road…