Nicola Kane

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Head of Strategic Planning, Insight and Innovation

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Nicola is Head of Strategic Planning, Insight and Innovation at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and spends most of her time thinking about what the future might hold, as her team works to develop and deliver a new long-term transport strategy for Greater Manchester, covering the period to 2040 (

Nicola is a chartered town planner (MRTPI) and qualified transport planning professional (TPP) and joined TfGM in 2014 after 15 years of working in consultancy. She has wide-ranging experience in transport strategy and policy development, development planning and travel behaviour change.

She’s now enjoying the opportunity to help shape the future of transport in Greater Manchester and is leading on a range of work including a new 5-year transport Delivery Plan (in support of the 2040 Strategy and Greater Manchester Spatial Framework) and a City Centre Transport Strategy. Nicola was awarded “Transport Planner of the Year” by Transport Planning Society in 2017 for her work in leading Greater Manchester’s 2040 Transport Strategy.

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