David Sutanto

Associate Director
David Sutanto

David is a transportation planner and Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia) who combines technical expertise with strategic thinking to create urban streets and places that are more sustainable, safe, inclusive and liveable.

Leading high-profile projects across several countries, David specialises in translating policy objectives into deliverable options and action plans, taking an evidence-based approach informed by stakeholder aspirations.

At Steer, David’s project highlights include making the case for the transformation of the UK’s busiest shopping street (Oxford Street in London); driving best practices for examining the equity implications of transportation projects; and innovative data analysis that enables a more proactive approach to road safety. David has also worked on many high-profile streets in Canada, including Yonge Street in Toronto, Water Street in Vancouver and Government Street in Victoria.

Articles and insights by this expert

22 Mar 2024

Turning regulatory compliance from a box ticking exercise to an opportunity for achieving equity

How can we ensure that regulatory compliance is more than a box ticking exercise?

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30 May 2022

Steer welcomes David Sutanto to Steer North America

Steer is excited to welcome David Sutanto to our Vancouver office as an Associate Director, following almost a decade in Steer’s London (UK) office.

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22 Jan 2021

TfL Streetspace judicial review: lessons for transport planners and engineers

On 20 January 2021, the High Court upheld a judicial review brought by the London taxi trade against Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Streetspace Plan and a specific scheme on Bishopsgate. Whilst TfL plan to appeal, the judgement, it is essential reading as it highlights pitfalls to avoid when developing street schemes, including those delivered under the Active Travel Fund outside London.

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27 Dec 2019

Demonstrating the value of urban street improvements

Around the world, people and economic activity are increasingly concentrated in cities, creating increased tension in how limited space on city streets should be used. This is a valuable resource, which in many city cores can comprise more than a quarter of total land area. Conversely, it is increasingly recognized how positive changes to city streets can improve quality of life for residents and visitors. Examples include the Healthy Streets approach in London, and Complete Streets in North America. A common theme is a greater emphasis on the needs of pedestrians and cyclists, as well as the quality of the urban realm.

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28 Oct 2015

Helping secure £30m to transform cycling in Kingston, London

In 2013, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, announced the mini-Holland programme, which would make £100m available for outer London boroughs to bid for. The programme’s aim was to enable a transformation in cycling in outer London, making it as cycle-friendly as the Netherlands.

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