“To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
– Elbert Hubbard

Jonny Rotheram

Active Transportation Lead

Jonny has made it his professional purpose to improve the lives of cyclists and pedestrians in communities around the world. This initially involved helping deliver major projects in the UK, such as Bikeability, a cycle training program that has led to over 1 million children learning to ride their bike.  In 2012, Jonny brought his expertise and knowledge stateside when he moved to Denver, Colorado.

Since then he has built upon his European active transportation experience by leading multiple active transportation planning projects ranging from region-wide plans to specific downtown improvements. He is known for pushing the planning process forward specifically in data collection and data representation to support decision making. He understands the wider and sometimes hidden benefits that active transportation will make in people’s lives and the very fabric of our communities.

Jonny also has broad experience in bridging the role of cycling and walking within a larger multi-modal network. By breaking down modal silos, he has seen firsthand the enhanced mobility that can be unleashed when seamlessly combining different modes.

Jonny is an award-winning member of the American Planning Association and is an active member of the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Jonny has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences, and has published papers on the subject of bicycle planning.

In his spare time Jonny can be found working on his cabin in the foothills of the Rockies, playing soccer (read football) or just enjoying the life of a typical Colorado resident (read hiking/camping/fishing/cycling).