Growing up in downtown Sacramento, my choices to get to school were bicycle, walk to the bus, or walk to the light rail. Access to these modes, and lack of access to a car, instilled ingenuity to determine a route, and freedom to take it. This drives my love of walking and bicycling, my belief in the necessity of transit, and my desire to see all communities have access to these modes.
Kendra Ramsey has nine years of experience in active transportation and sustainable land use planning, policy, program design, and implementation. She has cross-sector expertise in community engagement, public health, and equitable development. Her experience includes state and local government, as well as the non-profit sector. Kendra has managed bicycle and pedestrian accommodation scoping for statewide roadway projects, provided active transportation technical assistance to diverse stakeholders, and developed plans, policies, and programs for clients from the neighborhood to the state level.
Prior to joining Alta Planning + Design, Kendra worked in the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation for the North Carolina DOT, worked for the Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center at the California Department of Public Health, and served as Land Use Policy Director for a Sacramento-area non-profit.
Kendra holds a Master of Science in Community Development from UC Davis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz. She is recognized as a Safe Routes to School National Course Instructor, and has completed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Physical Activity and Public Health Practitioner Course.