I’ve been lucky that my work has taken me throughout communities large and small: minority-majority, communities where the car is still king, and communities where biking and walking are just another way of life. I have been fortunate to help provide folks in these communities options for how to get around and by doing so, help strengthen connections. I am happy that this continues to be the focus of my work: creating community by connecting communities.
Mauricio is a transportation planner with over 10 years of experience focusing on active transportation, bike share implementation, and transit access. He has a background working in tactical urbanism and open streets projects, safe routes to school, multimodal transportation, data analysis, and program implementation. Originally from Bogotá Colombia, Mauricio has led numerous bicycle and pedestrian master plans at the city, regional and state scales. As a native Spanish speaker and daily bicyclist, he has incorporated bilingual public involvement strategies to the transportation planning process. Mauricio has also been involved in all aspects of micromobility, including feasibility, implementation, and evaluation projects in cities such as Birmingham, AL, Philadelphia, PA, Baton Rouge, LA, Raleigh, NC, and Howard County, MD. Mauricio was also the lead researcher and author of research projects related to bike share implementation and evaluation for the Federal Highway Administration and the TCRP Synthesis Program.