The urban mobility challenge lies in first understanding the needs of the transport user.
Mr Gopinath MENON has 47 years of experience in urban traffic planning, construction and management, including 27 years of experience in lecturing to graduate and undergraduate students on transport engineering at the Nanyang Technological University. He was effectively the Chief Transportation Engineer of Singapore from 1991 to 2001.
After retirement, he has offered local and overseas transport consultancy services (including training) with local consultancy firms. In these, he has worked in Tianjin, Dali, Zhuhai (China), New Delhi, Bangalore, Amaravati (India), Fiji, Mauritius, Doha (Qatar), Jakarta (Indonesia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Maldives, Bogota (Colombia), Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Hanoi (Vietnam),
He is a member of the Public Transport Council and the Active Mobility Advisory Panel of the Ministry of Transport and was Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Road Safety Council of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2009-2015.
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