Transportation Planning

My expertise lies in finding ways to use transportation systems to create more equitable and sustainable systems that work for all members of the community. 

I am passionate about micro-mobility and other forms of active transit and public transit, and believe that many of our nation's cities must strive to reorient themselves toward priotizing humans, not cars.

You can find a sample of my transportation planning work below.

While interning at the then-Crystal City Business Improvement District I spent the summer of 2019 managing a SPIN pilot program to install docking and charging stations for e-scooters in our neighborhood. 

I first created a map with a network of stations to maximize the use of these stations and ensured that there were stations at the metro, major bus stops, employment centers, and the two main "restaurant rows" of the neighborhood. I then approached private property owners and facilitated siting of stations and signing of contracts.

You can read press coverage of the program by clicking on this link.

SPIN E-Scooter Pilot Program with the National Landing Business Improvement District

Master's Thesis: Right-Sizing Urban Parking

I came about the topic for my master's thesis in a somewhat roundabout way, with the idea stemming from one of my main passions: reducing the presence of single-occupied vehicles in cities. While that idea is more suited for a book than a master's thesis, there are many policies tangentially related to reducing residents' reliance on cars in cities, and one of them is parking. 

My thesis focused on using smart parking policy and a variety of governance structures to right-size urban parking, and provided a framework for cities to follow. The framework provided guidance for the following four general types of cities: 1) highly multimodal and robust economic growth, 2) highly multimodal and stagnant economic growth, 3) lacking multimodal options and robust growth, 4) lacking multimodal options and stagnant economic growth.

You can read my full thesis by clicking on this link.

As part of a collaboration between my transportation planning course and my internship with the then-Crystal City Business Improvement District, I reviewed current conditions and looked at projections for future growth and proposed a curbside management plan for Crystal City.

The plan suggested implementing performance parking, increasing parking space diversity, implementing pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) zones for rideshares, increasing the space alloted for micro-mobility through increasing the width of bike lanes to make them "active transit lanes" and installing e-scooter and e-bike parking, creating parklets on restaurant row, and eventually piloting an autonomous electric shuttle.

You can view the full plan by clicking on this link.

Curbside Management Proposal for Crystal City

Research Paper on Optimizing EV Public Charging Infrastructure to Maximize Greenhouse Gas Reductions

For my Scientific Basis of Climate Change research paper, I wrote about how to optimize locating EV public charging infrastructure in order to maximize greenhouse gas reductions.

I found that using the levers of location and policy to increase adoption of EVs and reduce added pressure to the grid were the two key ways to maximize greenhouse gas reductions. 

You can view the full paper by clicking on this link.