Lon LaClaire is currently the acting director of transportation for the City of Vancouver. His regular position is the manager of the City of Vancouver’s strategic transportation planning branch. Lon and his 18 staff members are responsible for overseeing the design of all major streets, all long-range transportation and community planning, transit planning, and overall transportation monitoring for the City of Vancouver.
Lon completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Concordia University and his master's in transportation engineering and structures at the University of Calgary. His 18 years of experience at the City of Vancouver includes work on greenways and bikeways, neighbourhood traffic calming, rapid transit planning and the award-winning Downtown Transportation Plan and Transportation 2040 Plan.