Heather Deutsch

I always enjoyed walking and bicycling, but, as an urban planner, I became focused on active transportation to address equity disparities. Our transportation systems use public space and public funding and should be used to move all people safely, efficiently, enjoyably and healthily. I enjoy working with communities to understand these principles and design systems that meet these goals.


Heather is an experienced project manager who prides herself on engaging all facets of a community to design transportation projects that are innovative, context sensitive and feasible with her experience focusing on pedestrian, bicycle, and trail master plans and design projects. Over the last fifteen years, she has worked in the non-profit, government and private sectors allowing her to understand a variety of perspectives and needs, and has overseen projects from initial conception through construction, to long-term programming and maintenance, allowing her to develop projects that recognize and address future complexities. She holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and the History of Math and Science.