Steering Committee

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization helps people age 50 and older have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.

American Public Transportation Association
The American Public Transportation Association works to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.

Carrying more power to more people with lighter power lines. Helping manufacturers make more with less through leaner processes. Automating health care data so the right people get the right information to take action. These are some of the ways we’re working to support stronger communities and sustainable development across the globe. We see the world’s challenges clearly, and unite the people that dare to solve them. We innovate with purpose and use science every day to create real impact in every life around the world.

With nearly 100,000 employees—including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and construction services professionals—AECOM is uniquely positioned to realize our vision: to positively impact lives, transform communities and make the world a better place. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm in Engineering News-Record magazine. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including the planning, design and construction of complete streets. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

America Walks
America Walks is building a diverse and powerful coalition to be a strong voice to advance and protect walking at the national level serving as a coordinator, information clearinghouse, and resource provider; America Walks advances game-changing campaigns with national and local partner organizations.

American Society of Landscape Architects
The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship.

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
The mission of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is to grow the pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners’ skills and defining the field.

Institute of Transportation Engineers
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international individual member educational and scientific association. ITE members are traffic engineers, transportation planners and other professionals who are responsible for meeting society’s needs for safe and efficient surface transportation through planning, designing, implementing, operating and maintaining surface transportation systems.

Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

National Association of City Transportation Officials
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) represents large cities on transportation issues of local, regional and national significance. NACTO is committed to raising the state of the practice for street design and transportation by building a common vision, sharing data, peer-to-peer exchange in workshops and conferences, and regular communication among member cities.

National Association of REALTORS®
The core purpose of the National Association of REALTORS® is to help its members become more profitable and successful. Its Smart Growth program supports keeping communities attractive, livable, and functioning well, and works on issues such as transportation and land use, crowded schools, and open space.

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Inc.
Nelson\Nygaard is distinguished by its commitment to planning transportation systems and identifying mobility improvements that help build and support vibrant, sustainable communities. They specialize in planning, operations, and implementation, balancing the goals of each community with the advantages provided by all modes: walking, bicycling, transit, paratransit, and automobile.

S&ME was originally founded in 1973 as a local geotechnical engineering firm. Since then, S&ME has grown to an 1100-person corporation providing planning, transportation, engineering, design, environmental, and construction services that meet the increasingly complex demands of 21st century development.

Smart Growth America
Smart Growth America (SGA) advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. SGA is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide.

SRAM is a leading supplier of components to the bike industry. The SRAM Cycling Fund, formed in September 2008, helps communities and advocacy organizations committed to enhancing cycling infrastructure, safety and access.

Stantec works with clients to improve the vitality of their communities by integrating transit, vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian modes in designs that not only promote a healthy lifestyle and improve overall mobility, but are also aesthetically pleasing. Whether we’re designing a complete street, a pedestrian trail, a bikeway, or a bus rapid transit corridor, our aim is to create better choices for people. Our philosophy is simple and holistic. Begin with the end in mind, from planning to design to construction. Our proactive planning approach leads to greater participation from everyone touched by these projects. Meaningful innovation stems from our dedicated creative team and enthusiastic clients that strive to take their community to the next level. From writing grants to conducting bicycle safety workshops for local residents, our design teams are active participants in the communities we serve.

Voices for Healthy Kids
Over the last two years, Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association, has directly supported more than 50 coalitions, in 20 cities and states, working to help all young people grow up at a healthy weight.

Washington State Department of Transportation
The Washington State Department of Transportation is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs.