Michael King

Michael King’s streets and street networks are complete, resilient and sustainable. In his more than 20-year career, he has been at the forefront of mobility, accessibility and sustainability, working globally from New York to New Orleans, Buenos Aires to Bangkok. He excels at the intersection of transportation and urban design.

Michael brings a designer’s eye and training to bear on often-intractable transportation issues. He was the first director of traffic calming for New York City; he designed the second shared street in the US (Santa Monica); he helped originate the nation’s first Safe Routes to School program (Bronx); and he has designed bicycle facilities for the largest bus rapid transit system in Asia (Guangzhou). He also helped craft the City of Chicago’s complete and sustainable streets strategy and oversaw the creation of the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide. In 2013, Michael was awarded the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals' Private Sector Professional of the Year.

A passionate advocate for better streets, Michael practises tactical urbanism. View his field work on Tumblr.

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