Holly grew up in rural New Hampshire thinking that cars and school buses were the only modes of transportation. Once she discovered that her bicycle could transport her reasonable distances, she was set free.
Carolyn is a certified planner who holds an MS in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. She is engaged - both personally and professionally - in active transportation planning. Other skills include GIS mapping, and public outreach / planning communications. She is the former Program Manager of Bike New Haven - the first large municipal bikeshare system in Connecticut. While in graduate school, she coordinated the brand new MDetroit Center Connector, a pilot program connecting the University of Michigan with the city of Detroit to facilitate educational and cultural enrichment and exchange.
Paul holds a PhD in Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His technical skills include data science, econometric modeling, and GIS. He has expertise in public transit service planning, fare modeling, and service quality enhancement. Paul has taught graduate classes in transportation planning at MIT and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. At the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe Center, Paul contributed research for the transportation section of the Climate Change Action Plan, and helped to develop the Federal Transit Administration's Bus Rapid Transit Initiative. He was the City of Boston’s first bicycle program manager. His research on public transit, active transportation, and land use/transportation interaction has been published in several academic journals.
Francisco Ortiz is an independent urban transport and planning consultant with a focus on non-motorized and sustainable transport. He holds a degree as a professional architect (1993) from the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Master in City Planning (1998) degree from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, where he received a scholarship to conduct research on the Tren Urbano, a transit system in San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of a joint MIT-University of Puerto Rico Research Program.
Francisco has over 20 years of professional experience in the urban transport and planning area working for the public, private and non-governmental sectors in the US and Argentina and has worked on projects financed by multi-lateral finance institutions. Recent projects include a bicycle infrastructure master plan for the Metropolitan Mendoza region, urban plans for mid-sized cities in Argentina and informal settlement improvement master plans in the Greater Buenos Aires Area.
He is a faculty member of an urban planning course at the Universidad de Buenos Aires where he lectures on urban transport and is part of the faculty´s team that formulates development plans and strengthens human resources for districts in the Greater Buenos Aires Area. He is a member of CIHE, a research center in FADU/UBA dedicated to sustainable development. He also teaches other courses on planning and transport in Buenos Aires and is regularly called upon to participate in courses, classes, seminars and events on urban transport and is an active urban bicycle use advocate. He conducts research, publishes and presents findings in thematic congresses.
Sebastian Anapolsky holds Master's degrees in Urban and Regional Planning, and in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. He is an independent consultant, working with governments and international organizations. Sebastian has provided technical assistance for urban, and mobility plans - identifying opportunities to incorporate innovative technologies, and improve collection and use of data.
He is experienced in data analysis and the development of geographic information systems (GIS) to understand the complexity of cities, provide mobility solutions, and contribute to urban resilience. His skills include development and analysis of surveys, and analysis of open data, georeferenced information, and data analytics. Sebastian uses his advanced skills in Python and GIS for urban and transportation data analysis. He has worked for the World Bank, the International Development Bank, the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the National Government of Argentina and the City of Buenos Aires, among other organizations, on mobility and urban projects.