Kate Fillin-Yeh is the Program Director of NACTO’s Bike Share Program, a multi-year, grant-funded initiative to evaluate best practices in bike share programs throughout North America, with a focus on strategies for reaching under-represented groups.
Kate is a transportation planner and policy maker. She comes to NACTO after eight years at the New York City Departments of Transportation and of City Planning where she designed and implemented the nation’s largest and most heavily used bike share program, Citi Bike. Kate’s expertise in creating bike share systems and fostering bike-friendly environments includes writing New York City’s 2009 bike share feasibility study, driving the request-for-proposals process and contract negotiations, creating the station network and siting plan, designing Citi Bike’s discount membership and helmet voucher programs, running NYCDOT’s unprecedented bike share community outreach process, monitoring Citi Bike’s ongoing operations, and planning the recently announced system expansion. Following the Citi Bike launch, Kate was one of the lead authors of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan and helped develop NYC DOT’s outreach and messaging plans.
Prior to working for the City, Kate worked at Rogers Marvel Architects in New York, and at Jean-Paul Viguier Architects and the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. Kate is a graduate of Barnard College and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Urban Planning from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.