Kevin Johnson

I believe even the most efficient and sustainable transportation system wouldn't be a success without elements of joy, fun, and human connection. Bicycling and walking get people around quickly and sustainably, but also bring people face to face and create places in ways that other modes can't. In today's increasingly disconnected society, these places are more important than ever.


As an undergraduate, Kevin led youth empowerment programs at inner-city middle schools. The programs taught students bicycle mechanics and safe riding techniques with health and environmental concerns woven in. Seeing streets from the perspective of a child was daunting and inspired Kevin to start his career in active transportation planning. For the past 10 years, Kevin has continued to gain experience working within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as a planner, researcher, and educator. Kevin received his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.