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Cary Bearn

NACTO Title: Senior Program Manager, Biking
Cary Bearn

Cary joins NACTO as a Senior Program Manager leading the biking initiatives and managing the Cities for Cycling and Shared Micromobility peer networks. In this role, Cary convenes roundtables, workshops, and other trainings to develop and document best practices.

Cary has both private and public sector experience. Before joining NACTO, Cary was the Chief Bicycle Officer for the City of Atlanta where she led the City’s bike planning efforts first from the Department of City Planning and then as part of the newly formed Atlanta Department of Transportation (established 2019). Cary managed the City’s shareable micromobility programs and the implementation of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Safer Streets – a two year plan to triple the city’s on-street protected bike network. Prior to her work in Atlanta, Cary worked as a Transportation Planner for Fehr & Peers in Los Angeles.

Cary has a BA in Biology from Williams College and a dual Masters degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in City and Regional Planning and Transportation Engineering. The work Cary did on Level of Traffic Stress for her Masters thesis was included in a paper: Bearn, C. Mingus, C. & Watkins, K. (2018). An adaptation of the level of traffic stress based on evidence from literature and widely available data. Research in Transportation Business & Management.

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