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Certified Trainers

Chris Lucas

Title: Principal Planner, Nv5
NACTO Title: NACTO Certified Trainer
Chris Lucas

Chris Lucas is an Urban Planner specializing in transportation planning and urban design. He has been at Nv5 (formerly the RBA Group) since 2009 managing bicycle-pedestrian, streetscape and downtown revitalization projects throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Chris managed planning and design projects for the New York City Department of Transportation during Commissioner Sadik-Khan’s early years (2007-2008), managing design and implementation of 60 miles of progressive bicycle facilities including on-street cycle tracks and high profile projects. Many of the design standards Chris introduced and developed at NYC DOT have been established as national standards in the NACTO Urban Street Design and Urban Bikeway Design Guidelines. Prior to 2007, Chris worked at the Pratt Center, Project for Public Spaces and with community leaders in post-Katrina New Orleans on transportation and public space issues. Chris received his BA in Philosophy from Rutgers University and MS in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a LEED Accredited Professional for Neighborhood Development.