“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best.”
– Ernest Hemingway

Amy Johnson

Senior Planner

Amy’s passionate about helping individuals and communities explore mobility options that lead to increased quality of life through better personal health and improved air quality. With eight years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Amy specializes in Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plans and has authored or contributed to over a dozen TDM Plans for private developers, municipalities, county governments, transit agencies and campuses across the U.S. and Canada. As a city-dweller, year-round bicycle commuter and transit user, Amy brings personal experience to active transportation planning. Amy’s approach to active transportation planning is focused on a traditional gaps and barrier analysis through a behavior change lens.

In addition to her TDM and Active Transportation planning work, Amy is UrbanTrans’ survey programming and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) guru. When someone wants to make a data-driven decision for our projects, they likely chatted with Amy at some point in the process. She is adept at producing dynamic analytical materials such as Excel-based tools and interactive maps to convey complex transportation planning information. For example, she created an Excel-based parking reduction tool that allowed the City of Burlington (Ontario, Canada) to quickly determine proportionate parking reductions associated with the implementation of various TDM measures. Her GIS-based spatial analyses have been used to identify target areas and partners that have the best opportunities for adopting alternative commute modes due to location, available infrastructure, person-density and other applicable criteria.

In her spare time, she enjoys riding her bike, exploring cities, and trying new restaurants in her neighborhood.