Rose Ryan, AICP

My interest in transportation planning was piqued by traveling around the country and the world. I realized that transportation has a strong impact on place – and that an auto-centric transportation system is not the only option! I find inspiration by exploring places around Minnesota and further afield. Getting out on foot or bike gives me fresh perspectives and ideas to apply to my work.


Rose is a transportation planner with an extensive background in pedestrian and bicycle planning and project development. She is skilled at integrating pedestrian and bicycle facilities within roadway and transit projects in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Rose’s experience includes transportation planning, community engagement, grant writing, and program coordination. She has managed and been a key staff member on plans and projects with Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, City of South St. Paul, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Rose is skilled at collaborating with residents, agencies, engineers, and planners to identify common goals and develop transportation projects that add value to a community. Rose has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Politics from Whitman College.

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