Gail Jennings is a South African research consultant working in African cities and beyond, within the sustainable and non-motorised transport sector. Much of her consulting and published work focuses on the social impact of transportation and urban interventions (such as low-carbon transport measures, Bus Rapid Transit, and utility cycling), and strategies for shifting travel behaviour to safer and more sustainable modes and patterns. Recent work has considered the challenges and opportunities – social, political, and financial – for bus and paratransit electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Her academic background includes Sustainable Transport Planning (University of Washington, Seattle) and Critical Linguistics (behaviour change models). She is currently a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Transport Studies, Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town.